Allied Health Professionals

Allied health professionals, including nurses, physicians assistants, nurse practitioners, counselors, social workers, etc., are a key part of a patient’s treatment plan. Below are some resources geared specifically for allied health professionals who are working with patients with opioid use disorder.

Addiction Technology Transfer Center (ATTC) Network Resources

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Other Resources

A Health Care Professional’s Toolbox to Reverse the Opioid Epidemic
Decisions in Recovery: Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder
Educating Drug Courts on Medication Assisted Treatment
The National Drug Court Institute, with funding from the Office of National Drug Control Policy of the White House,
in collaboration with the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry, has developed an online training curriculum
designed to educate drug court professionals on medication assisted treatment for substance use disorders, with a
major focus on opioid use disorders. Nine modules were developed and are available on in the National Drug Court Research Center. 

Emerging Trends and Alerts
Free SBIRT Webinars
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Under the Influence and on the Clock: Opioid Misuse and the Impact on the Workplace
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Help and Healing: Depression resources for care and recovery

Part of integrating primary and behavioral health care is learning how to talk about health conditions in a holistic way. Sample scripts can help guide providers and patients alike in making communication seamless – from addressing specific health topics to explaining what integrated care is and keeping team members informed. View resource.

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