ADDICTION TREATMENT GUIDANCE & POLICY RESOURCES
The mission of CMS’s Opioid Misuse Strategy is to impact the national opioid misuse epidemic by combating non-medical use of prescription opioids, opioid use disorder, and overdose through the promotion of safe and appropriate opioid utilization, improved access to treatment for opioid use disorders, and evidence-based practices for acute and chronic pain management.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (2017)
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is issuing this final rule to update and modernize the Confidentiality of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Patient Records regulations and facilitate information exchange within new health care models while addressing the legitimate privacy concerns of patients seeking treatment for a substance use disorder. These modifications also help clarify the regulations and reduce unnecessary burden.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Are you finding it difficult to stop using? If you’ve thought about cutting down or cutting out narcotics, prescription pain medications, heroin, or other opioid drugs, this tool can help. You can also link to videos of real people talking about their lived experiences with many of the topics covered.
National Institute on Drug Abuse, July 2018
For much of the past century, scientists studying drugs and drug use labored in the shadows of powerful myths and misconceptions about the nature of addiction. When scientists began to study addictive behavior in the 1930s, people addicted to drugs were thought to be morally flawed and lacking in willpower. Those views shaped society’s responses to drug use, treating it as a moral failing rather than a health problem, which led to an emphasis on punishment rather than prevention and treatment.