Substance Use Disorders

Substance Use Disorders


SUD Resources: General
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Websites and other resources* with general information on SUD

Opioid Resources from the CDC
Source: Center for Disease Control and Prevention

Addictionary
Appropriate, non-stigmatizing language to use about addiction.
Source: Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH)

Alcohol's Effects on Health
Research on the impact of alcohol use on human health and well being. Site includes general information, tools, and a navigator for treatment.
Source: National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)

DailyMed Database
Searchable database by name and by class for both human and veterinary medications. DailyMed provides medication content and labeling information found in package inserts for all drugs marketed and sold in the U.S.
Source: National Library of Medicine (NLM)

Drugs, Brains and Behavior: Science of Addiction
Source: National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA)

Drug Information Portal
National Library of Medicine's Drug Information Portal gives users a gateway to selected drug information from the U.S. National Library of Medicine and other key U.S. Government agencies. The portal covers drugs from the time they are entered into clinical trials (Clinicaltrials.gov) through their entry in the U.S. market place.
Source: National Library of Medicine (NLM)

HEAL Initiative
The Helping to End Addiction Long-Term Initiative supports science based solutions to end the opioid crisis.
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

How HIPAA Allows Doctors to Respond to the Opioid Crisis
Source: DisasterLit, National Library of Medicine (NLM)

Managing Pain, Moving Beyond Opioids
Source:National Institutes of Health (NIH)

MedlinePlus Opioid Abuse and Addiction
In Spanish: Uso indebido de opioides y la adiccion
Source: MedlinePlus

National RX Take Back
Prescription medication take-back day.
Source: Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA)
 

Opioids
Opioid drug facts, opioid summaries by state, NIDA-funded opioid research, NIDA opioid policy briefs, the NIH HEAL initiative (Helping to End Drug Addiction Long-term), NIDA opioids.Research reports, videos and more.
Source: National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA)

Opioid Epidemic Information
Opioid crisis statistics and a five-point response plan.
Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Opioid Epidemic Practical Toolkit: Helping Faith and Community Leaders
Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

PubMed
PubMed® comprises more than 30 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites.
Source: National Library of Medicine (NLM)

SAMHSA website
SAMHSA's mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities.  Website includes treatment locators, practitioner training, Evidence Based Practice (EBP) guides, grants and data sources.
Source: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

Resources published by non-profit organizations

Opioid Epidemic Resource Guides from the Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries (AAHSL)

Library created, web-based resource guides that are information portals. Guides feature policies and guidelines for prescribing opioids and managing pain, federal and state government reports on opioid abuse, opioid drug information, patient information, research, continuing education, useful apps, and resources from the National Library of Medicine.

Rural Response to the Opioid Crisis
This guide will help you learn about activities underway to address the opioid crisis in rural communities at the national, state, and local levels across the country. It identifies: initiatives and funding opportunities, rural program examples, tools and resources focused on prevention, harm reduction, and treatment.
Source: Rural Health Information Hub

Substance Abuse in Rural Areas
Resource: Rural Health Information Hub

Treating the Opioid Epidemic
Podcast on the national Opioid Epidemic. Includes additional resources.
Source: PEW Trust

  • Initiatives and funding opportunities
  • Rural program examples
  • Tools and resources focused on prevention, harm reduction, and treatments

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Libraries
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Resources for public libraries

Mental Health Bridges
Site was developed with the simple idea that persons with mental health disorders can learn how to better manage information about their mental and physical health. Once someone becomes more "health literate," they can find better online information resources and use these resources to have better, more productive conversations with health care providers, friends, and family.
Source: Harvard Countway Library of Medicine, National Library of Medicine, Association of Mental Health Librarians

NARCAN Community Programs and Public Library Program
Numerous resources are available to aid in expanding public awareness and education, and for public libraries to receive a carton of NARCAN.
Source: Emergent Biosolutions

Books, Programming, Resources: Helping Patrons Through the Opioid Crisis
Library specific resources related to substance misuse.
Source: OCLC.org

Opioid Misuse Tool
This tool illustrates the relationship between community and population demographics and fatal drug overdoses-including opioids- in the U.S. Insights derived from this tool can be used to target resources and interventions for any given population.
Source: U.S Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the National Opinion Research Center (NORC) at the University of Chicago

PubMed
PubMed® comprises more than 30 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher websites.
Source: National Library of Medicine (NLM)

Substance Abuse Librarians & Information Specialists
Alcohol, tobacco, and other drug information.
Source: Substance Abuse Librarians & Information Specialists (SALIS)

SUD Health Resources for Public Libraries
Source: Network of the National Library of Medicine

What to Ask your Doctor Before Taking Opioid Medications
Source: Federal Drug Administration (FDA)

Educators
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Resources and presentations for Educators

Alcohol's Effects on Health
Research on the impact of alcohol use on human health and well being. Site includes general information, tools, and a navigator for treatment.
Source: National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)

Brain Science of Addiction
Presentation by Dr. Ruth Potee on the brain science of addiction. Multiple versions of presentations for different audiences.
Source: Dr. Ruth Potee

Get Smart About Drugs
A DEA resource for parents, educators, and caregivers.
Source: Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA)

Guide to Preventing Substance Abuse to be used by Early Childhood Educators
Source: National Institute on Drug Abuse, Advancing Addiction Science

MedlinePlus: Alcohol Use Disorder
Resources to educate about alcohol use.
Source: National Library of Medicine (NLM)

Operation Prevention
The DEA and Discovery Education have joined forces to combat a growing epidemic of prescription opioid misuse and heroin use nationwide. Operation Prevention's mission is to educate students about the true impacts of opioid. and kick-start lifesaving conversations in the home and classroom. Resources include: virtual field trips, classroom resources, self-paced modules, workplace resources and resources for parents.
Source: Drug Enforcement Agency, Discovery Education​​

Teachers: Classroom Resources on Drug Effects
Explores the ways that different drugs affect your brain, body, and life. Teacher's guide included.
Source: National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

Why is Adolescence a Critical Time for Preventing Drug Addiction?
Source: National Institute on Drug Abuse, Advancing Addiction Science

Community-based Organizations
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Resources for Community-Based Organizations

The Academy Newsletter
The Academy provides recent news, resources, and publications about medication assisted treatment for opioid use disorder.
Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)

ClinicalTrials.gov for Alcohol Use Disorder
List of current clinical trials involving alcohol use disorder.
Source: National Library of Medicine (NLM)

Drug Abuse Coalitions for Adults and Youth Training
Drug abuse coalition of community groups provides training for adults and youth. Organization emphasizes community partnerships with schools, law enforcement, youth, parents, healthcare, media, and others.
Source: Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA)

MedlinePlus: Opioid Misuse and Addiction
Available in Spanish and English.
Source: National Library of Medicine (NLM)

Opioids
Source: National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA)

Opioid Epidemic Practical Toolkit: Helping Faith and Community Leaders
Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

Public Health
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Resources that are related to SUD and Public Health

Alcoholics Anonymous
Recovery from alcohol use disorder with a twelve-step, spiritual focus.
Source: Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)

Disposal of Unused Medicines; What you should know
Learn how to properly dispose of old, unused, unwanted, or expired medicine.
Source: Federal Drug Administration (FDA)

Drug Free Communities
Funding for community coalition work.
Source: Center for Disease Control (CDC)

FindTreatment.gov
Search tool to help locate treatment centers based on zip code.
Source: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

National RX Take Back
Prescription medication take-back day.
Source: Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA)

Opioid Misuse Tool
This tool illustrates the relationship between community and population demographics and fatal drug overdoses-including opioids- in the U.S. Insights derived from this tool can be used to target resources and interventions for any given population.
Source: The U.S Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the National Opinion Research Center (NORC) at the University of Chicago.

PubMed
PubMed® comprises more than 30 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher websites.
Source: National Library of Medicine (NLM)

Resources by age and population
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Resources Organized by Population

 

African Americans

The Opioid Crisis and the Black/African American Community
The issue brief presents recent data on the prevalence of opioid misuse and death rates in the Black/African American population; contextual factors and challenges to prevention and treatment, innovative outreach and engagement strategies to connect people to evidence-based treatment, and the importance of community voice.
Source: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

Substance Abuse Disorder in the African American Community
This webinar gives an overview of how substance abuse impacts African Americans, and how to overcome the stigma of receiving treatment.
Source: National Association for Addiction Professionals (NAADAC)

Families

Get Smart About Drugs
A DEA resource for parents, educators, and caregivers.
Source: Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA)

Mental Health Bridges
Site was developed with the simple idea that persons with mental health disorders can learn how to better manage information about their mental and physical health. Once someone becomes more "health literate," they can find better online information resources and use these resources to have better, more productive conversations with health care providers, friends, and family.
Source: Harvard Countway Library of Medicine, National Library of Medicine, Association of Mental Health Librarians

Partnership to End Addiction
Organization provides personalized support and resources for families impacted by addiction. Mobilizes policymakers, researchers, and healthcare professionals to more effectively address addiction systemically on a national scale.
Source: Partnership to End Addiction

Resources for Families coping with Mental and Substance Use Disorders
Source: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA)

Rural

Rural Response to the Opioid Crisis
This guide will help you learn about activities underway to address the opioid crisis in rural communities at the national, state, and local levels across the country.
Source: Rural Health Information Hub

Faith Based Organizations

Opioid Epidemic Practical Toolkit: Helping Faith and Community Leaders
Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

Partnership Center: Center for Faith-based & Neighborhood Partnerships
HHS's partnership with faith-based and community organizations to better serve individuals, families, and communities in need. Page includes information on recovery support and mental health.
Source: Department of Health & Human Services 

Hispanic/Latino Americans

The Opioid Crisis and the Hispanic/Latino Population: an Urgent Issue
This issue brief presents recent data on the prevalence of opioid misuse and death rates in the Hispanic/Latino population; contextual factors and challenges to prevention and treatment, innovative outreach and engagement strategies to connect people to evidence-based treatment, and the importance of community voice.
Source: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

Teens/Young Adults

Heroin, Fentanyl & Other Opioids
A Comprehensive Resource for Families with a Teen or Young Adult Struggling with Opioid Use.
Source: Partnership to End Addiction

Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD Study)
ABCD is the largest long-term study of brain development and child health in the United States. The study is following more than 11,000 healthy children, ages nine to ten, and will follow them into early adulthood to observe brain growth.
Source: National Insitute of Drug Abuse (NIDA)

NIDA for Teens: Drug Facts
Get the facts about the most commonly abused drugs. Learn what they are and how using drugs, even just once, can affect your body and your mind.
Source: National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA)

NIDA for Teens: The Science Behind Drug Use
Source: National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

Operation Prevention
The DEA and Discovery Education have joined forces to combat a growing epidemic of prescription opioid misuse and heroin use nationwide. Operation Prevention's mission is to educate students about the true impacts of opioid. and kick-start lifesaving conversations in the home and classroom. Resources include: virtual field trips, classroom resources, self-paced modules, workplace resources and resources for parents.
Source: Drug Enforcement Agency, Discovery Education

Principals of Drug Addiction Treatment
Resource for where family members can go for information on treatment options.
Source: National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA)

Youth.gov
Substance abuse and problematic patterns of substance use among youth. Provides information on national mentoring programs and funding opportunities.
Source: Interagency Working Group on Youth Programs (IWGYP)

Veterans

Veteran's Administration: Self-help Resources on Substance Abuse Disorder
Resources focused primarily on mental health and substance misuse, resources identified support PTSD, alcohol abuse, etc.
Source: Veteran's Administration
 

Women

LactMed
Information on Drugs and chemicals that lactating mothers may be exposed.
Source: National Library of Medicine (NLM)

NLM Environmental Health,Toxicology, and Chemical Information
Environmental health, toxicology, and chemical information and how it relates to pregnancy and Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome.
Source: National Library of Medicine (NLM)

Women for Sobriety
Women for Sobriety is an organization whose purpose is to help all women find their individual path to recovery through discovery of self, gained by sharing experiences, hopes and encouragement with other women in similar circumstances. They are an abstinence based self-help program for women facing alcohol or drug addiction.
Source: Women for Sobriety (WFS)

SUD Training & Education
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Training & Education

Links to NNLM Related to Substance Use Disorder in UMASS Medical School Library Repository

Misperceptions and the Misused Language of Addiction: Words Matter
Discussion of the rationale for terminology that is and is not preferred.
Presenter: Dr. Richard Saitz, Boston University School of Public Health

Strategies and Resources to Maintain Sobriety During Covid-19

Substance Use Disorder Treatment in the Time of Covid- 1.28.2021

Using Data to Guide and Evaluate Responses to the Opioid Crisis
Discussion of Rhode Island’s drug overdose information and surveillance “dashboard”, PreventOverdoseRI.org
Presenter: Dr. Brandon Marshall, Brown University School of Public Health

Reaching the Hard to Reach: Empowering Community Members to Think Differently and Embrace Teens With SUD and Mental Health Challenges in the Time of Covid

How the Trauma-Informed Approach Can Help Treat Substance Use Disorder
Webinar will explain the connection between Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and Substance Use Disorders; describe promising practices for implementing the trauma-informed care approach; and consider how trauma-informed care might work in your organization.

Engaging Parents and Caregivers in Substance Use Disorder Prevention and Recovery
Become familiar with the resources for Substance Use Disorder that NLM and partner organizations offer such as MedlinePlus, Drug Information Portal, and DailyMed.  Learn the latest research on parenting and caregiver interventions for substance use prevention and intervention.
Presenter: Fred Muench, PhD., Drug-Free Kids and Center for Addiction

Substance Use Disorder and Heredity: It's a Family Disease
Candid interview clips from a Recovery High School student, her father, and her grandmother as they share their stories of how substance use disorder has affected their family.

Understanding Grief After an Overdose Death
Learn about the dynamics of addiction and caregiving and how they can shape a person's grief.

Addressing a By Product of the Opioid Addiction Crises: Sexual Commercial Exploitation
Learn about human trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation.
Presenters: Nicole Bell, Living in Freedom Together, Inc., Marianne M. Sarkis, Clark University

Drug Courts: A Bridge to Recovery
Learn about drug courts as a treatment model and why they are effective first-hand from Judge Timothy Bibaud and two of his drug court graduates.​
Presenters: Timothy M. Bibaud JD, Dudley District Court, Kayla St. George; Shenandoah Reddy

EMPOWER: A Community-based Approach to Improve Care for Women & Newborns Affected by Perinatal SUD
Recognize how prenatal opioid exposure affects the health and wellness of women and their newborns. Identify effective strategies to address barriers to care for women and newborns affected by Perinatal Substance Use Disorder and Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome. Understand the benefits of utilizing a comprehensive, community-based approach to improve outcomes.
Presenter: Linda Jablonski, Baystate Health

Treating Opioid Disorder and Co-Occuring Disorders
Harm Reduction, Medication Assisted Treatment, and Considering Co-morbid Disorders When Deciding Treatment

Individualized Treatment and Non-Pharmacologic Components of Recovery
Individualized Treatment and Understanding the non-pharmacologic components that are part of recovery.

Just Talk About It: Using Mental Health Education to Prevent and Treat SUD
Carl Antisell from the Minding Your Mind organization will share the story of his journey through addiction to recovery.
Presenter: Carl Antisell, Minding Your Mind

Using Recovery Coaches in SUD Treament
Learn about Recovery coaches and about motivational interviewing.​

Family Focused Addiction Support Training (FFAST): Getting Your Life Back
Taking Back Your Life is a family-focused intervention designed to define and increase fluency in the language of recovery.

How To Save a Life- Naloxone 101
Recognize the signs of an opioid overdose. Learn what Naloxone is, how it works, where to get it and, how to administer. Understand the Good Samaritan laws that protect you as it it pertains to administering Naloxone.

A Myth-Shattering Look at Addiction, Prevention, and Treatment Based on Research by Author David Sheff
The author will share his research and personal experience about the importance of recognizing that addiction is a chronic brain disease that affects the whole family.
Presenter: David Sheff

Connecting Resources to a Community in Need
Learn how to recognize the signs of substance use that are often overlooked. Learn about community resources available and what you can do to reduce the stigma associated with substance use disorder.
Presenters: Patricia Joy Cummings, Worcester Police Department, Crisis Intervention Team; Rebecca Zwicker, Worcester Police Department WPAR

Struggles and Strategies Beyond the Walls of Jail
 

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Exhibitions from the National Library of Medicine

Pick Your Poison
Exhibits that explores the history of intoxicating pleasures and medical prescriptions. Exhibits can be hosted by libraries, universities.
Source: National Library of Medicine

Additional Resources

NIH News in Health: Drinking to Excess
Article on recognizing and treating the effects of alcohol use.
Source: National Institute of Health (NIH)

Prevention Technology Transfer Network through SAMHSA
Implementation and delivery of effective substance abuse prevention interventions, and provide training and technical assistance services to the substance abuse prevention field.
Source: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)