There are many resources to support patients, providers and employers in the management of opioids. Here are several that may be helpful for you.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines on opioid alternatives: physical and behavioral therapies and over-the-counter remedies.
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The Arthritis Foundation offers some tools you need to work with your doctor and healthcare team to develop and implement an arthritis pain plan unique to you.
Cigna offers free seminars to individuals who may have a child, family member or loved one affected by drugs or alcohol.
By collaborating with physicians, Cigna addresses substance use disorders.
The Opioid Quality Improvement Pledge strengthens providers’ commitment to reducing opioid use.
A patient education flyer to facilitate doctor-to-patient conversations about pain management.
Surgeon General’s call to end the opioid crisis. This includes treatment options and safe prescribing guidance according to CDC guidelines.
CDC guidelines for prescribing opioids for chronic pain.
This guideline describes the critical decision points in the Management of Opioid Therapy (OT) for chronic pain.
Find SAMHSA’s Behavioral Health Treatment Services available across the nation.
Multimedia tools to support treatment for opioid use disorder.
SAMHSA developed a multimedia tool and a handbook to support patients’ decisions about how to receive recovery treatment.
Worksheets for the evaluation and treatment of acute pain.
The National Business Group on Health provides a detailed infographic on the effects that opioids are having on employees and how employers can help.
The pharmacy benefit is a major focus for employers due to the high use of pharmaceuticals and their rising cost. The National Business Group on Health provides a list of helpful resources that address this topic.