The resources to help prevent prescription opioid abuse— at your fingertips

Learn about the opioid addiction epidemic

The resources to help prevent prescription opioid abuse— at your fingertips

Learn about the opioid addiction epidemic

Prescriber Resources for Preventing Prescription Opioid Abuse

The SEARCH AND RESCUE initiative connects you to the tools and resources that can help you proactively identify, address, and reduce prescription opioid abuse in your practice.

Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP)

Reduce and address prescription drug abuse in your practice.

Access Your State’s PDMP

WATCH: Identifying Prescription Drug Abuse and Improving Patient Care

Daniel P. Alford, MD, MPH, FACP

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REMS-Compliant Continuing Medical Education (CME)

Access Continuing Medical Education REMS courses specific to prescribing ER/LA Opioid Analgesics.

Accredited CME/CE REMS-Compliant Activities Database

91 Americans Die Every Day
From Opioid Overdose1

Opioid Risk Assessment

Use this 1-minute screener to assess your patients for opioid risk.

DOWNLOAD OPIOID RISK TOOL

SAMHSA Treatment Locator

Connect your patients with the help they need.

Find a local opioid treatment program

Search & Rescue Essentials

Save or print this convenient guide to preventing opioid abuse in your practice.

Download Search & Rescue Essentials

Read the Surgeon General’s recent letter to prescribers

Dear Colleague,

I am asking for your help to solve an urgent health crisis facing America: the opioid epidemic. Everywhere I travel, I see communities devastated…

Read the letter

References

  1. Understanding the Epidemic. Opioid Overdose. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website. https://www.cdc.gov/drugoverdose/epidemic/. Accessed August 12, 2016.
  2. Opioid Addiction 2016 Facts and Figures. American Society of Addiction Medicine website. https://www.samhsa.gov/data/sites/default/files/NSDUH-DetTabs-2015/NSDUH-DetTabs-2015/NSDUH-DetTabs-2015.pdf. Accessed August 12, 2016.
  3. Johannes CB, Le TK, Zhou X, Johnston JA, Dworkin RH. The prevalence of chronic pain in United States adults: results of an Internet-based survey. J Pain. 2010;11(11):1230-1239.
  4. Volkow MD. America’s addiction to opioids: Heroin and prescription drug abuse. Paper presented at Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control. National Institutes of Health website. https://www.drugabuse.gov/about-nida/legislative-activities/testimony-to-congress/2016/americas-addiction-to-opioids-heroin-prescription-drug-abuse#_ftn4. May 14, 2014. Accessed August 12, 2016.
  5. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality. Treatment Episode Data Set (TEDS): 2001-2011. National Admissions to Substance Abuse Treatment Services. BHSIS Series S-65, HHS Publication No. (SMA) 13-4772. Rockville, MD: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 2013. http://www.asam.org/docs/default-source/advocacy/opioid-addiction-disease-facts-figures.pdf
  6. https://www.cdc.gov/drugoverdose/data/analysis.html
  7. Why guidelines for primary care providers? Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website. https://www.cdc.gov/drugoverdose/pdf/guideline_infographic-a.pdf. Accessed August 12, 2016.
  8. Jones CM. Heroin use and heroin use risk behaviors among nonmedical users of prescription opioid pain relievers—United States, 2002-2004 and 2008-2010. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2013;132(1-2):95-100.
  9. State prescription drug monitoring programs. Office of Diversion Control website. http://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/faq/rx_monitor.htm. Drug Enforcement Administration website. Updated June 2016. Accessed August 12, 2016.
  10. Prescription drug monitoring frequently asked questions (FAQ). Brandeis University. Prescription Drug Monitoring Program Training and Technical Assistance Center website. http://www.pdmpassist.org/content/prescription-drug-monitoring-frequently-asked-questions-faq. Accessed August 12, 2016.
  11. National overdose deaths. National Institute on Drug Abuse. National Institutes of Health website. National Center for Health Statistics - CDC Wonder. http://www.drugabuse.gov/sites/default/files/prescription-drug-overdose-infographic_2.pdf. Accessed August 12, 2016.
  12. Opioid Risk Tool. National Institute on Drug Abuse. National Institutes of Health website. https://www.drugabuse.gov/sites/default/files/files/OpioidRiskTool.pdf. Accessed August 12, 2016.
  13. The American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians (ASIPP) Fact Sheet. American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians website. https://www.asipp.org/documents/ASIPPFactSheet101111.pdf. Accessed August 12, 2016.

The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids wishes to acknowledge that this work was supported by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, under grant number 5U18FD004593-04. The content is solely the responsibility of the Partnership and does not necessarily represent the official views of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.