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Opioid Addiction Resources from the National Library of Medicine and Connected Sites

Posted by on May 16th, 2017 Posted in: Resource Sharing
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Drug and Addiction Information and Tools for Patrons and Healthcare Providers

Opioid Abuse and Addiction – Contains links to the following Current News, Diagnosis and Tests, Prevention and Risk Factors, Treatments and Therapies, Clinical Trials, Journal Articles, Find an Expert, Statistics, and Research, NIH MedlinePlus Magazines

MedlinePlus links to health information from the National Institutes of Health and other federal government agencies. MedlinePlus also links to health information from non-government Web sites. See MedlinePlus.gov disclaimer and quality guidelines

National Library of Medicine Drug Information Portal. Enables user to search for information by audience and by class of drug

Toxicology Data Network –

DailyMed – Website contains95092 drug listings as submitted to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). At the present time, this Web site does not contain a complete listing of labels for approved prescription drugs.

Pillbox – Handy tool for identifying a pill that is found.

National Institute on Drug Abuse – Easy to read drug facts, for example, types of drugs people use, what is addiction, effects of drugs, recovery, and treatment, how to prevent drug use. Videos are available and site available in Spanish.

CDC page on drug overdose – Basic information for patients and providers about opioids, data, CDC Guidelines for prescribing Opioids for chronic pain

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSA)

Gallery of Mobile apps, for example, AIDs Info Drug, TOXNET

Addiction Information Geared Toward Teens

Above the Influence. This site and many of the Above the Influence ads that you see were originally created as a part of the National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign, a program of the Office of National Drug Control Policy. Above the Influence has since transitioned away from federal oversight (as of March 2014), and is now a program of the non-profitPartnership for Drug-Free Kids. The campaign was, and continues to be inspired by what teens have told us about their lives, and how they deal with the influences that shape their decisions.

The Cool Spot – Created by National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. A young teens place for information alcohol and resisting peer pressure.

Pick Your Poison – Exhibition from The National Library of Medicine that explores the history of intoxicating pleasures and medical prescriptions

National Institute on Drug Abuse, Principals of Drug Addiction Treatment – Resource for where family members can go for information on treatment options

Presentations Appropriate for Teens and Adults

National Institute on Drug Abuse Presentation, The Science of Addiction (pdf)

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) Leading the Search for Scientific Solutions

Presentations and Information for Educators

National Institute on Drug Abuse Guide to Preventing Substance Abuse (pdf) to be used by Early Childhood Educators

National Institute on Drug Abuse, Why is Adolescence a Critical Time for Preventing Drug Addiction

National Institute on Drug Abuse Infographic about Abuse of Prescription Pain Medications and Use of Heroin Risks (pdf)

National Institute on Drug Abuse, What Can Be Done for a Heroin Overdose?



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Bobbi's professional background includes work in public libraries. She currently serves as a member of the Office of Information Technology Policy (OITP) American Library Association (ALA) Advisory Committee. In the past, she has served as an ALA-Councilor-At-Large and on a variety ALA committees. In 2011 she was named a Mover and Shaker by Library Journal. She divides her time between her dog, reading fantasy and nonfiction, playing video games, and gardening.

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This project has been funded in whole or in part with Federal funds from the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, under Grant Number 1UG4LM012346 with The University of Iowa.

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