Resources for Teens
- AboveTheInfluence.com - Every teen's life is filled with pressure, some of it good, some of it bad. This site is designed to help teens stand up to negative pressures, or influences.
- NIDA for Teens - The Science Behind Drug Abuse
- TimeToTalk.org / HealthyCompetition - Tools ,Tips and Videos from Major League Baseball Players
Resources For Prescribers
- Opioid Prescribing Resources for Emergency Departments - (New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene) - includes discharge prescribing guidelines, patient information handout and prescribing poster. posted 1/2013
- Overdose Prevention for Healthcare Professionals - Downloadable one page fact sheet from OASAS.
- Clinical Drug Testing in Primary Care (SAMHSA TAP 32) - For clinical practitioners (physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants) who provide primary care in office settings and community health centers. The publication provides information that practitioners need when deciding whether to introduce drug testing in their practices and gives guidance on implementing drug testing.
- Buprenorphine, Methadone Equal for Chronic Pain in Addiction - New research shows that when it comes to safety, buprenorphine has the advantage. From Medscape Medical News.
- Controlled Substance Information on
Dispensed Prescriptions Program Available Online The New York State Department of Health, Bureau of Narcotic Enforcement, strongly encourages all prescribers of controlled substances to access the Controlled Substance Information (CSI) program through the Health Commerce System (HCS). This is the same system used to order official prescriptions.
- Instructions for the Controlled Substance Information Program
- Frequently Asked Questions
Brochure Controlled Substance Information on Dispensed Prescriptions Program Available Online
- Internet System for Tracking Over-Prescribing (I-STOP) Act - Requires Commissioner of Health to update the existing Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP) by establishing and maintaining a system for collecting, monitoring and reporting data regarding prescribing and dispensing controlled substances.
- Guidance on Referral to a Pain or Addiction Specialist - OASAS Clinical Practice Guidance Number 2012.2: Guidance on Referral to a Pain or Addiction Specialist.
- Guidance on Urine Drug Testing - Clinical Practice Guidance Number 2012.3: Guidance on Urine Drug Testing
- SAMHSA Guidance Document Regarding State Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs (PDMPs) - Physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, and other Staff in Opioid Treatment Programs (OTPs) are encouraged to utilize (PDMPs) as an additional resource to maximize safety of patient care pursuant to applicable state guidelines.
- Managing Chronic Pain in Adults With or in Recovery From Substance Use Disorders - SAMHSA TIP 54: Equips clinicians with practical guidance and tools for treating chronic pain in adults with a history of substance abuse. Discusses chronic pain management, including treatment with opioids, and offers information about substance abuse assessments and referrals.
- Physician Tools for Treating Patients with Pain - From PainKnowledge.org, a one-stop repository for print materials, educational resources, and physician tools across the broad spectrum of pain assessment, treatment, and management approaches.
- Preventing Misuse of Prescription Opioid Drugs - NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (Information for physicians and dentists)
- Public Policy Statement on Measures to Counteract Prescription Drug Diversion, Misuse and Addiction - American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM)
Resources for Pharmacists
Opioid Pharmacy Palm Cards - OASAS, NYDOH, and the Pharmacists Society of the State of New York (PSSNY) are pleased to provide you with a sample copy of an informational palm card that is newly available to pharmacies free of charge. The palm card is intended to educate pharmacy customers regarding misuse of prescription pain medication (i.e., opioids). Customers who receive the palm card will receive information on how to find a drug treatment provider near them, as well as other resources.
Resources For Providers and General Public
- Prescription Safety - Downloadable brochure - what you need to know when you take a prescription home
- 911 Good Samaritan: Explaining New York's Fatal Overdose Prevention Law - From Drug Policy Alliance: This policy seeks to encourage people to call 911 when witnessing or experiencing an alcohol or other drug overdose by providing a limited shield from charge and prosecution for possession of narcotics, marijuana, and, for minors, alcohol
- Educate Before You Medicate - National Council on Patient Information and Education - prescription misuse education and prevention materials
- Medicine Cabinet Inventory Brochure - Tool developed to track prescriptions and help prevent prescription drug abuse
- Is Your Child Misusing Prescription Drugs or Over-the-Counter Medications? - Downloadable Brochure - Signs and Symptoms of Use
- FAQs About Proper Disposal of Drugs - NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
List of New York Counties with Medication Drop Boxes - NYSDOH website
- AMCC Rx Drop The American Medicine Chest Challenge (AMCC) provides a free mobile app that allows people across the country to use their phone to locate a safe and secure prescription drug disposal site near them
- Prescription Drug Abuse and the Prescription Opiod Misuse Index (POMI)
- Managing Chronic Pain in Adults With or in Recovery From Substance Use Disorders - - SAMHSA TIP 54: Equips clinicians with practical guidance and tools for treating chronic pain in adults with a history of substance abuse. Discusses chronic pain management, including treatment with opioids, and offers information about substance abuse assessments and referrals.
Prescription Misuse Addressed throughout NYS
DePaul's National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence-Rochester Area - Prescription Drug Abuse Campaign including downloadable Fact Sheets in English and Spanish.
Sullivan County Prescription Drug Abuse Task Force - The Task Force hopes to work on several fronts to bring about change: through crafting and implementing specialized educational interventions, best practices, screening tools and law and policy change.
- Partnership for a Drug Free America (PDFA) - PDFA's main page for drug information with links to prescription pain relievers, sedatives and tranquilizers, stimulants and also the over-the-counter drugs with related links and articles.
- Prevent Prescription Drug Abuse - Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
- Prescription Drug Abuse - Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP)
- July 2007 Press Release about Prescription Drug Abuse - NYS Department of Health
- Invisible Epidemic - Montana Department of Justice
- Obama Administration's Prescription Drug Abuse Plan 2011