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CDC: The CDC has collected a large amount of data on the opioid crisis, its sources, as well as current and prospective means used by the federal level to combat it. This site has a good "30,000 foot view" of the problem, as well as easy-to-understand diagrams and descriptions. Here you can find links to other federal and state resources as well as policies and evidence-based guidelines for treatment. Link: SAMHSA: The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the branch of the department of Health and Human Services that oversees the national MAT program and credentials providers to prescribe appropriate medications. Link: NIH Helping to End Addiction Long-term (HEAL) Program: Link: Evidence-Based Strategies for Preventing Opioid Overdose (CDC): This position paper is the compilation of numerous studies and best practices to provide guidelines for public health agencies, law enforcement, and local organizations to decrease the number of opioid overdose deaths and minimize the impact it has on communities. This position paper is the compilation of numerous studies and best practices to provide guidelines for public health agencies, law enforcement, and local organizations to decrease the number of opioid overdose deaths and minimize the impact it has on communities. Link:
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“The Helping to End Addiction Long-term, or HEAL Initiative, is taking an “all hands on deck”approach to the opioid crisis, garnering expertise from almost every NIH Institute and Center (IC) to accelerate research and address the public health emergency from all angles."
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