Looking for more information about treatment for opioid use disorder? Click to expand each topic and check out the resources below.
- Patient Materials (National Institute for Drug Abuse (NIDA))
- Shatterproof.org: webpage with information about treatment, opioids, and medications for opioid use disorder.
- FAQs about opioids (NIDA)
- Prescription pain medications (NIDA)
Pregnancy and Opioid Use Disorder
Susan’s Brain: The Science of Addiction
Created by Harvard Health Publications and National Geographic, this video describes what happens in the brain when someone takes opioids, and what happens in the brain during opioid use disorder. (Content warning: this video contains a depiction of someone falling from a bicycle and breaking their wrist, which may be upsetting for some viewers.)
The Science of Opioid Addiction and Treatment
This video from PBS’s series Nova provides an overview of what opioids are, why people are hard wired to respond to them, what addiction is, and how the treatment medications methadone and buprenorphine work. (3 minutes PBS)
- Medications for Opioid Use Disorder Locator for WA State.
- Operated by the Washington Recovery Help Line which communicates directly with included providers and provides detailed information on services available.
- Find a behavioral health agency in Washington State (WA DOH)
- Licensed Opioid Treatment Programs (aka methadone clinics)
- Licensed buprenorphine providers locator
- Federal directory of some providers who are authorized to use buprenorphine. For additional information on providers currently taking clients and what services they offer, consider looking at the MOUD locator provided by the WA Recovery Helpline.
- Syringe service program directory (WA DOH)
If you are in an emergency now, CALL 911.
- Washington Poison Center: 1-800-222-1222
24-hour expert treatment advice on exposures to poisonous, hazardous, or toxic substances.
- 24-hour Crisis Line: 1-866-4-CRISIS (1-866-427-4747)
Immediate help for those in emotional crisis. Referrals to appropriate services. Primary link for Seattle-King County residents to emergency mental health services.
- King County Crisis Line: Dial 2-1-1 or 1-800-621-4636 (M-F 8am-6pm)
- Teen Link: 1-866-833-6546 (evenings 6-10pm). Confidential and anonymous help line for teens.
- Syringe exchange programs in WA State: Current list of programs in WA State, provided by the WA State Department of Health.
- Safer drug use/injection education topics: Educational materials for download, provided by Public Health-Seattle & King County.
- Hepatitis Education Project: Hepatitis education, support, advocacy provided by a non-profit organization in Seattle, WA.
- WA State Community Resources: Health and human services in WA State (e.g., domestic violence, health care, mental health, housing, food, legal, jobs, financial). Dial 2-1-1 or visit their website Operated by the Crisis Clinic, a WA State non-profit.
Resources from ADAI
- Medications for Opioid Use Disorder brochure in English and Spanish
- Guide to Talking to Someone About Medications for Opioid Use Disorder
Medications for Opioid Use Disorder
- California Bridge: Tools and resources for opioid use disorder treatment in acute care settings.
- SAMHSA Treatment Improvement Protocol 63: Medications for Opioid Use Disorder
- Medication-Assisted Treatment Models of Care for Opioid Use Disorder in Primary Care Settings: Agency for Health Care Quality 2016
- SAMHSA Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) Resources including statutes, regulations, and guidelines.
- Buprenorphine Waiver courses and other resources for providers on how to treat OUD from Providers Clinical Support System.
- List of WA Buprenorphine Waiver Trainings from the Providers Clinical Support System (PCSS).
Pregnancy and OUD
- Substance use disorders in pregnancy: clinical, ethical, and research imperatives of the opioid epidemic: a report of a joint workshop of the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, and American Society of Addiction Medicine
- Clinical Guidance for Treating Pregnant and Parenting Women With Opioid Use Disorder and Their Infants (SAMHSA)
Video Library from the AIMS Center at UW
- Find the videos here. Technical assistance on buprenorphine prescribing for clinicians, providers, and patient navigators.