Resources

There are many resources to support patients, providers and employers in the management of opioids. Here are several that may be helpful for you.

Prescription Opioids: What You Need to Know

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines on opioid alternatives: physical and behavioral therapies and over-the-counter remedies.

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Developing Your Arthritis Pain Management Plan

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.

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Coping with Substance Use Disorders

Cigna offers free seminars to individuals who may have a child, family member or loved one affected by drugs or alcohol.

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Opioid Pledge Form

The Opioid Quality Improvement Pledge strengthens providers’ commitment to reducing opioid use.

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Patient Education Flyer

A patient education flyer to facilitate doctor-to-patient conversations about pain management.

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TurnTheTideRx

Surgeon General’s call to end the opioid crisis. This includes treatment options and safe prescribing guidance according to CDC guidelines.

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Opioid Guidance from the CDC

CDC guidelines for prescribing opioids for chronic pain.

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SAMHSA Recovery Tool

Multimedia tools to support treatment for opioid use disorder.

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SAMHSA Decisions in Recovery

SAMHSA developed a multimedia tool and a handbook to support patients’ decisions about how to receive recovery treatment.

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Acute & Chronic Pain Flow Worksheets

Worksheets for the evaluation and treatment of acute pain.

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The Employer Response to Opioids

The National Business Group on Health provides a detailed infographic on the effects that opioids are having on employees and how employers can help.

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Pharmacy Plan Design

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.

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Videos

Anyone Can Be 1 in 5

Anyone Can Be 1 in 5

  • VIDEO
  • MAY 2018

Cigna partnered with some people you may know to spread the message about getting help managing pain.

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Anyone Can Be 1 in 5 - Managers

  • VIDEO
  • MAY 2018

Hear from five managers how opioid addiction has a human and financial cost.

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