Educational Resources

Opioid Addiction Pamphlet

  • Where to find MAT treatment in Lake County
  • Support Groups
  • Signs of Addiction

Chronic Pain Links

  • chronic pain, causes, effects, and linked pages discuss possible treatments
  • Fairly detailed listing of various non-opioid pain treatments, medicinal and otherwise, with a helpful discussion.
  • reference for the patient who wants to learn about treatment options in-depth. It has specific coverage of both medicinal and non-medicinal treatments, including less common topics, such as Qi Gong, and coping with opioid-induced constipation.

Resources – Pain

  • Allan I. Basbaum, Professor and Chair, UCSF Department of Anatomy, presents the most current scientific understanding behind common pain disorders
  • discusses the different types of chronic pain and the recent breakthroughs that may hold promise for potential new treatment strategies

Resource links – Medication-Assisted Treatment

  • for providers with the specifics needed for obtaining bupe waivers, transitioning patients to bupe from full agonist opioids, and billing.
  • Specific notes on induction prescribing, including fentanyl bridge
  • Lengthy article describing Abstinence v. Mat treatment for OUD.
  • The harm reduction policy of Switzerland and its emphasis on the medicalization of the heroin problem

Resource Links – Addiction

  • The Physiology of Addiction and the Developing Brain
  • compassionate strategies to communicate effectively and openly with patients who are using high doses of opioids

Article – Opioids Don’t Beat Other Medications For Chronic Pain

  • Article about a woman who was able to stop taking opioid painkillers with the help of non-opioid alternatives.

Addiction Resources

  • hotspotting – how a wealth of data on drug use can be mined from sewage
  • wastewater testing for drugs
  • best advice for people taking opioid medication

Calculating Total Daily Dose of Opioids For Safer Dosage

Buprenorphine Facts