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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Suicide, opioids tied to ongoing fall in US life expectancy: Third year of drop

American life expectancy continues to decline, with high mortality rates largely fueled by suicide and drug overdoses — both growing public health crises that reflect deficiencies across many social determinants of health.

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Opioid death rates soared in communities where pain pills flowed

Death rates from opioids soared in the towns, cities and counties that were saturated with billions of prescription pain pills from 2006 through 2012, according to government death data and a previously undisclosed database of opioid shipments.

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CDC HIV Surveillance Special Report: HIV Infection Risk, Prevention, and Testing Behaviors Among Persons Who Inject Drugs

This CDC infographic details findings from National Behavioral Surveillance on behaviors of people who inject drugs in relation to HIV risk, prevention, and testing.

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Addiction Center’s Glossary of Drug Street Names

Use this glossary to see the brand, generic, and street names of various drugs.

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COVID-19 Pandemic Provides Opportunity To Realign Self-Help Groups With Medications For People With Opioid Use Disorder

In this month’s issue of Health Affairs, Hefei Wen and coauthors analyze national data on opioid addiction treatment. In response to world events, we asked the authors to put their work in the context of the current COVID-19 crisis.

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Incorporating Opioid Use Disorder Screening and Treatment into HIV and HCV Management

View this slide deck to gain insights on the critical role ID specialists and hepatologists can play in addressing the ongoing opioid use disorder (OUD) epidemic and learn practical strategies for incorporating OUD screening, patient evaluation, and treatment into HIV and HCV care settings.

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Trauma-informed, Recovery-oriented System of Care Toolkit

The Trauma-informed, Recovery-oriented System of Care Toolkit,gives actionable guidance to create a framework to implement trauma-informed and recovery focused initiatives, along with scripts, tools, concrete strategies and recommendations for your community.

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The American Opioid Epidemic in Special Populations: Five Examples

This manuscript identifies segments of the population that are disproportionately affected by the opioid epidemic. It reviews why each group is an important area of focus, current barriers encountered in accessing care, promising approaches in supporting these populations, and high-impact research and action priorities.

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Opioid Clinic Use Doubles After COVID Arrives at Alabama HIV Center

At a large HIV clinic in Birmingham, Alabama, overall appointments for outpatient opioid use disorder (OUD) doubled after the COVID-19 epidemic arrived in March 2020.

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