TIP 43: Medication Assisted Treatment for Opioid Addiction in Opioid Treatment Programs

Opioid addiction is a problem with high costs to individuals, families, and society. This TIP provides a detailed description of medication-assisted treatment for opioid addiction, including optional approaches such as comprehensive maintenance treatment, detoxification, and medically supervised withdrawal.


KAP Keys for Clinicians based on TIP 43: Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Addiction in Opioid Treatment Programs

This publication is based on TIP 43


Tips for Teens: The Truth About Opioids (Spanish Language Version) - Consejos para adolescentes: la realidad sobre los opioides

This fact sheet for teens provides facts about opioids. It describes short- and long-term effects, lists signs of use, and helps dispel common myths. It also can be used by prevention professionals, educators, health care providers, and others who come in contact with teens on a regular basis.


Quick Guide 43: Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Addiction in Opioid Treatment Programs for Clinicians

This publication is based on TIP 43


Opioid Overdose Toolkit

Equips health care providers, communities and local governments with material to develop practices and policies to help prevent opioid-related overdoses and deaths. Addresses issues for health care providers, first responders, treatment providers, and those recovering from opioid overdose. Opioid addiction treatment and recovery updated in 2016.


Opioid Facts for Teens

You have probably heard a lot about the “opioid overdose crisis” in the news lately. But what are opioids? And why are they such a problem? You might not realize this, but if you have had a sports injury, dental work, or surgery, it is possible your doctor gave you a pain reliever that was actually an opioid medication. While opioids can be very effective at treating pain, they can be very addictive and should only be used under a doctor’s careful watch. In addition to opioids given to you by a doctor, there is another kind of opioid you have probably heard about called heroin. Heroin is a very dangerous drug that is usually used by injecting it directly into a vein with a needle. The chemical makeup of heroin is the same as that of pain relievers and both can be very addictive and cause deadly opioid overdoses. In fact, 2.14 million people ages 12 and older had an opioid use disorder in 2016, including 153,000 12- to 17-year-olds.1 Our goal is to give you the facts so you can make smart choices and be your best self. We hope that you will use this booklet to share information about opioids with your friends, parents, teachers, and others.


Tips for Teens: The Truth About Opioids

This fact sheet for teens provides facts about opioids. It describes short- and long-term effects and lists signs of opioid use. The fact sheet helps to dispel common myths about opioids. Access sources cited in this fact sheet


Opioids: Facts Parents Need to Know

While opioid misuse in teens has been going down, the rate of opioid misuse increases significantly after the age of 18, so it is critical to talk with teens early and frequently to protect them from experimenting with opioids as they transition into adulthood. Talking to your kids about drugs may not be easy, but it is important. Here at the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), we developed this guide to help parents talk with their kids. We also have a companion book, Opioid Facts for Teens, that you can share. Sometimes, just beginning the conversation is the hardest part. I hope these booklets can help.


Mind Matters: The Body's Response to Opioids

A visually appealing booklet for students that explains how prescription pain medicines, opioids, change the way the communication centers in the brain work and ultimately cause their effects. Formerly referred to as Mind Over Matters, this booklet is part of a series focused on easy-to-understand scientific facts. For a limited time, both the Mind Over Matters and Mind Matters series will be available to order or access online.


Decisions in Recovery: Treatment for Opioid Use Disorders

Discusses potential avenues for opioid addiction treatment and recovery


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