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Advance Care Planning Tools for Providers

The goal of Advance Care Planning and Goals of Care Conversations is to help ensure that people receive medical care that is consistent with their values, goals, and preferences during serious and chronic illness. Click here for tools available for providers and interdisciplinary teams on ACP and Goals of Care Conversations.

Retention Strategies for Medications for Addiction Treatment in Adults With Opioid Use Disorder

American deaths from opioid overdose now approach 50,000 annually. While evidence shows that medications for addiction treatment (MAT) save lives, retaining patients in MAT programs is challenging. The U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, on behalf of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, commissioned a rapid evidence review on the effectiveness of …

Opioid Misuse in Rural America

The United States is experiencing an epidemic of drug overdose deaths. In 2018, fewer Americans died of drug overdoses (67,367 deaths) than the year before (70,237 deaths) for the first time in more than 20 years. The drug overdose death rate was lower in 2018 than in 2017 for 15 states. This news is a …

CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain

View CDC’s Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain that helps increase providers’ ability to offer safer, more effective pain management. The Guideline and supporting resources support clinical decision making about prescribing opioids.

Ensuring Patient, Family and Caregiver Education about the Risks of Opioids

Patients may not be aware of the risks of taking opioids or when and how to seek help if they are concerned about opioid use disorder. These tools from the American Hospital Association (AMA) can be used by practitioners to help educate patients about opioid therapies and their potential adverse side effects, including opioid use …

Shatterproof: Transforming Addiction Treatment

Shatterproof is a national nonprofit dedicated to reversing the addiction crisis in the United States. Addiction is treatable. But scientific best practices must be followed in order to save lives. Shatterproof is leading a collaborative effort to align the treatment system with effective, proven research. Read more

Brigham Comprehensive Opioid Response and Education Program

The U.S. is in the midst of an opioid epidemic, and Massachusetts has suffered disproportionately. In 2015, over 1,500 people died from an opioid-related overdose in our state. Opioid-related deaths outnumber any other type of accidental death, including from motor vehicle accidents. The number of lost lives is just a small fraction of the morbidity …