VHA Pain Management
Opioid Safety - Other Resources
The opioid epidemic is being addressed by the Veterans Affairs, the Department of Defense, and many other agencies and institutions. This section is regularly updated with links to select high-quality resources.
|Title and Link||Source||Description|
|Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) *||Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)||Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) - including opioid treatment programs (OTPs), combines behavioral therapy and medications to treat substance use disorders.|
|Opioid Overdose Prevention Toolkit *||Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)||This toolkit offers strategies to health care providers, communities, and local governments for developing practices and policies to help prevent opioid-related overdoses.|
|Prescription Opioids and Heroin (PDF) *||National Institute on Drug Addiction (NIDA)||Research Report Series.|
|Turn the Tide Rx *||US Surgeon General Launches Turn the Tide Rx||U.S. Surgeon General on Turn the Tide Campaign to fight the opioid epidemic.|
|Facing Addiction in America *||US Surgeon General||The first-ever Surgeon General’s Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health reviews about substance misuse and how you can use that knowledge to address substance misuse and related consequences.|
|Academic Detailing Service - Educational Materials||VA Academic Detailing||Educational materials developed by the ADS cover the following topics: Alcohol Use Disorder, Antipsychotics, Benzodiazepines, Depression, Headache, Insomnia, Opioid Overdose Education and Naloxone Distribution, Opioid Use Disorder, Pain/Opioid Safety Initiative, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, and Schizophrenia.|
|Pathways to Safer Opioid Use - (Simulated Training) *||Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services||The goal of this simulation is to demonstrate best practices in safe opioid use and prevent adverse drug events.|
|Pain Educational Videos *||Defense & Veterans Center for Integrative Pain Management(DVCIPM)||Series of pain management educational videos targeting the most common issues facing Providers and Patients.|
Opioids - Resource Topics
Disclaimer: *Links will take you outside of the Department of Veterans Affairs Website. VA does not endorse and is not responsible for the content of the linked websites.