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Family and Friends

21:16 05 February in

Understanding Addiction Many people don't understand why or how other people become addicted to drugs. They may mistakenly think that those who use drugs lack moral principles or willpower and that they could stop their drug use simply by choosing to.   DRUG FACT with a listen...

Toolkits for Providers

21:16 05 February in

Say This. Not That. Let's end the cycle of stigma. Stop Judging. Start Healing. It’s okay to talk about it. Let’s face addiction together. One act of courage at a time. Courage for ALL Get smart about prescription drugs. My Smart Dose   Evidence-Based Practices Resource Center National Institute on Drug Abuse...

Teen Drug Abuse

21:15 05 February in

Chances are good that even young teenagers will have heard about opioids and overdose deaths at some point.   It Feels So Bad: It Doesn't Have To Provides information about alcohol and drug addiction to children whose parents or friends' parents might have substance abuse problems. Advises kids...

Frequently Asked Questions

21:15 05 February in

Prescription opioids are sometimes used to treat moderate-to-severe pain. Because prescription opioids have a number of serious side effects and risks, it is important for you to ask questions, learn more about opioids, and understand their risks. Make sure you’re getting care that is safe,...

Standing Order for Naloxone

21:14 05 February in

HB208 was signed into law in 2015 and provided immunity for prescribing and administering an opioid antagonist, such as naloxone. This is commonly known as a "Good Samaritan Law". In 2016, HB379 was signed into law, providing the State Health Officer or a county health...

Living with Chronic Pain

21:14 05 February in

Living with chronic pain can be devastating, and effective pain management is important to getting your life back. It is essential that you and your doctor discuss treatment options, carefully considering all of the risks and benefits. Some medications, such as prescription opioids, can help...

SAMHSA Opioid Overdose Toolkit

21:14 05 February in

Opioid Overdose Toolkit for first responders, treatment providers and those recovering from opioid overdose SAMHSA Opioid Overdose TOOLKIT: Five Essential Steps for First Responders Video Fentanyl: The Real Deal hosted by U.S. Customs and Border Protection Fentanyl Safety Recommendations for First Responders   ADAPT Pharma® has developed a short Law...

Alabama’s Prescription Drug Monitoring Program

21:13 05 February in

The Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) is a program developed to promote the public health and welfare by detecting diversion, abuse, and misuse of prescription medications classified as controlled substances under the Alabama Uniform Controlled Substances Act. Prescription Drug Monitoring Program Training and Technical Assistance Center...

Finding Help

21:13 05 February in

ADMH Certified Substance Abuse Providers   Buprenorphine Treatment Practitioner Locator Find physicians authorized to treat opioid dependency with buprenorphine by state. Select a state from the map or use the drop down lists to view all of the physicians certified to provide buprenorphine treatment in a city, state...

Opioid Grants

21:13 05 February in

Alabama Opioid Strategic Targeted Response (STR) Grant The Alabama Department of Mental Health (ADMH) proposes to enhance and expand opioid use disorder prevention, treatment, recovery support and related services for unserved and underserved populations and locations in Alabama. This statewide initiative, the Alabama Opioid Strategic Targeted...