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CDC's Opioid Overdose Guideline for Patients
This site provides an overview for patients.
HealthReach: Opioid-Related Disorders
A collection of quality multilingual, multicultural materials about opioids and opioid misuse for those working with or
providing care to individuals with limited English proficiency. The collection has 22 easy-to-read handouts, videos, and audio recordings in English and Spanish.
Medline Plus: Opioid Abuse and Addiction
This site provides a wealth of information about opioids with links to prevention and risk factors, statistics, and treatment.
This site is sponsored by the American Academy of Family Physicians and provides an easy to read overview with links to additional resources and information.
Opioid Overdose Prevention: Safety Advice for Patients and Family Members
This toolkit provides an overview with easy-to-read definitions and safety information.
This site is provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and includes links to resources about prevention and treatment, medication facts, and law enforcement information.
Understanding the Epidemic
Drug overdose and opioid-related deaths continue to increase in the United States. Deaths from prescription opioids have quadrupled since 1999.
Visit the CDC site for much more information about this national problem: www.cdc.gov/drugoverdose/epidemic