Resource Library

Assessments

Clinical Opiate Withdrawal Scale (COWS)

This tool can be used in both inpatient and outpatient settings to reproducibly rate common signs and symptoms of opiate withdrawal and monitor these symptoms over time.

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Diagnosis, Intractability, Risk and Efficacy (DIRE)

DIRE Score: Patient Selection for Chronic Opioid Analgesia

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Opioid Risk Tool (ORT)

The Opioid Risk Tool (ORT) is a brief, self-report screening tool designed for use with adult patients in primary care settings to assess risk for opioid abuse among individuals prescribed opioids for treatment of chronic pain.

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PEG13: A Three-Item Scale Assessing Pain

Development and Initial Validation of the PEG, a Three-item Scale Assessing Pain Intensity and Interference

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General

Needle Exchange in DC

Providers and locations in the District of Columbia that provide needle exchange and harm reduction services

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NIH National Institute on Drug Abuse – Opioids

Opioids are a class of drugs that include the illegal drug heroin, synthetic opioids such as fentanyl, and pain relievers available legally by prescription.

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Opioid Awareness Campaign and Education

Opioid awareness and education in the DC metro area.

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Understanding the Opioid Overdose Epidemic

Drug overdose deaths continue to increase in the United States. Learn more about the opioid overdose epidemic.

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Harm Reduction

How to Get Rid of a Sharps Container

Safe Disposal of Needles and Other Sharps Used At Home, At Work, or While Traveling

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Van Asher’s Fentanyl Test Strip Video

Informative video on the correct way to use test strips to detect Fentanyl in drugs.

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MAT

Buprenorphine Practitioner Locator

Find practitioners authorized to treat opioid dependency with buprenorphine by state.

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Free MAT Trainings for Prescribers

The overarching goal of PCSS is to provide the most effective evidenced-based clinical practices in the prevention of OUD through proper opioid prescribing practices, identifying patients with OUD, and the treatment of opioid use disorder.

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Provider’s Clinical Support System for Medication-Assisted Treatment

PCSS is a program funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) created in response to the opioid overdose epidemic to train primary care providers in the evidence-based prevention and treatment of opioid use disorders (OUD) and treatment of chronic pain.

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Overdose Prevention

Get Naloxone — Opioid Learning Institute Naloxone Education

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Offering Naloxone to Patients

Here you will find information you need to start prescribing and dispensing naloxone rescue kits, including some useful resources containing further information about this life-saving medicine.

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Pain Management

Kaiser Permanente’s Proactive Approach to Opioid Management

A proactive, proven approach to addressing the opioid epidemic

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Project Lazarus and Community of Care North Carolina Pain Management Toolkits

Project Lazarus and Community Care of North Carolina developed the Chronic Pain Initiative toolkits below to provide best practices and protocol for Primary Care Providers and Emergency Departments

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Prescribing Guidelines

CDC Guidelines at a Glance

CDC guideline for prescribing opioids for chronic pain.

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CDC Opioid Prescribing Guidelines

This guideline provides recommendations for primary care clinicians who are prescribing opioids for chronic pain outside of active cancer treatment, palliative care, and end-of-life care.

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Tapering

CDC Pocket Guide: Tapering Opioids for Chronic Pain

Follow up regularly with patients to determine whether opioids are meeting treatment goals and whether opioids can be reduced to lower dosage or discontinued.

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Treatment

Clinical Mentoring for Treating OUD

The overarching goal of PCSS is to provide the most effective evidenced-based clinical practices in the prevention of OUD through proper opioid prescribing practices, identifying patients with OUD, and the treatment of opioid use disorder.

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Motivational Interviewing (MI) Resources and Webinars

Motivational Interviewing is a clinical approach that helps people with mental health, substance use disorders and other chronic conditions.

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