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Opioids and Substance Use Disorder

Office Resources

ISMS Office Poster Promoting Naloxone Availability Without Prescription

A printable and sharable poster promoting the now accessibility of Naloxone without a prescription.

Access the Prescription Monitoring Program Site

Physicians use the PMP to view the opioid prescription history of their patients to avoid misuse.

Learn How Your EHR Can Integrate with the PMP

The Illinois Prescription Monitoring Program now allows data to be viewed within Electronic Health Records.

Making Progress Against the Opioid Pandemic

A downloadable and printable poster on the statistics of prescription opioid use in Illinois.

Establishing a Buprenorphine Practice: What You Need to Know

Qualified physicians can prescribe and dispense buprenorphine, a medication used in MAT for opioid use disorders.

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Patient Documentation

Model Pain Management Agreement

A physician-patient agreement to comply with laws regarding the use of controlled substances.

Department of Agriculture's Rural Community Action Guide

The Rural Community Action Guide explains the impact of the opioid crisis on rural communities.

Patient Education - Addiction Prevention

Department of Agriculture's Rural Community Action Guide

The Rural Community Action Guide explains the impact of the opioid crisis on rural communities.

Patient Education - Addiction Treatment

Substance Abuse Treatment Facility Locator

The Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration’s behavioral health treatment facility locator.

Access to Recovery Programs

The Illinois Department of Human Services provides information on Recovery Support Services.

Federal and National Resources

The Illinois Department of Human Services provides federal and national treatment resources.

Patient Education - Conditions

Chronic Pain 

The American Society of Anesthesiologists describe chronic pain, how it is diagnosed, and options for treatment.

Patient Education - Treatment options

Non-Opioid Treatment

The American Society of Anesthesiologists provide options for non-opioid treatment.

Patient Education - Drug Disposal

Safe Prescription Drug Disposal Resources for Patients

This page provides information and additional resources for safe prescription disposal practices.

Annual National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

The U.S. Department of Justice Drug Enforcement Administration's information on Drug Take Back Day.

Cook County MEDS Disposal Initiative 

This resource provides information on where and how to properly dispose of prescriptions in Cook County.

Controlled Substance Public Disposal Locations

The U.S. Department of Justice Drug Enforcement Administration's public disposal location finder for controlled substances.

Food and Drug Administration – Disposal of Unused Medicines

This FDA resource provides information on how to safely dispose of prescription medicine.

Illinois Environmental Protection Agency

This Illinois Environmental Protection Agency resource provides information on medication and sharps disposal.

National Association of Boards of Pharmacy

This resource provides information on where to properly dispose of prescription drugs in your area.

National Community Pharmacists Association

This resource provides information on where to safely dispose of prescription drugs in your area.

Patient Education - Overdose

Save a Life: Learn How to Respond to an Overdose Emergency

This resource outlines how to successfully respond to an opioid overdose emergency.

AMA Video: How to Use Naloxone

An American Medical Association video on how to properly use Naloxone during an opioid overdose.

Recognizing and Responding to an Opioid Overdose

An Illinois Department of Human Services resource on how to recognize and respond to an opioid overdose.

IDHS/DASA Drug Overdose Prevention Program

This resource houses information regarding drug overdose prevention programs, training, and education.

Opioid Epidemic

This CDC resource provides information and statistics on the opioid overdose epidemic.

Physician Education - Addiction

Learning Modules: Treating Opioid Addiction

Education and training courses on pain treatment and opioid use.

Physician Education - Addiction Prevention

Illinois Prescription Monitoring Program

Case Study

ISMS members share how the Illinois Prescription Monitoring Program helps them in their everyday practice.

Physician Education - Chronic Pain

Recommendations to Consider Before Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain

This PCSS video shares alternative recommendations to prescribing opioids for chronic pain.

CDC Guidelines for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain

This CDC guideline provides recommendations on prescribing opioids for chronic pain.

Physician Education - Drug Disposal

Combating Prescription Drug Misuse and Abuse

Issue Brief

Physician and Patient Roles and Responsibilities for Disposal of Unused Medications.

Physician Education - Overdose

Prescription Drug Overdose in the United States: Fact Sheet

This CDC page outlines the risks associated with opioid use and the statistics of overdoses.

Physician Education - Prescribing

Identification of Patients With Substance Use Disorder In the Primary Care Setting

ISMS and Gateway Foundation discussion on how to identify patients with substance use disorder.

Opioid Prescribing: Safe Practice, Changing Lives

An ISMS education course on the safe practices of opioid prescribing.

Opioids: Best Practices, Overdose Risk Factors, and Naloxone Co-Prescribing

An ISMS education course on the risk factors of opioid use and best practices for prescribing.

The Prescription Monitoring Program in Illinois: A Clinical Tool in Improving Prescribing Decisions

This ISMS education course gives an overview of the Illinois Prescription Monitoring Program.

Frequently Asked Questions: Registering and Accessing the PMP

A Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page for the Illinois Prescription Monitoring Program and Enrollment.

Rules Regarding Prescription of Schedule II Controlled Substances

Medical Legal Guideline

An overview of the rules regarding the prescription of Schedule II Controlled Substances.

Physician Education - Treatment

American Academy of Pain Management Opioid Treatment Guideline

The American Academy of Pain Management pain treatment guidelines and best practices.

Treating Addiction and Winning a Battle Against Harmful Pharmacy Restrictions

Case Study

ISMS met with Dr. Newcomb to discuss overcoming pharmacy restrictions related to medication assisted treatment (MAT).

Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) for Opioid Use Disorder

Case Study

ISMS met with Dr. Alam to discuss addressing the opioid crisis with medication assisted treatment (MAT).

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