Opioids

Watch Now: Symposium: America’s Opioid Epidemic: Youth Awareness & Prevention

The Hill hosted a symposium to convene lawmakers, educators, physicians and addiction experts for a conversation about the role prevention can play in curbing opioid addiction in teenagers. The discussion sought to answer: What steps should be taken…

MMWR: Access to Syringe Services Programs — Kentucky, North Carolina, and West Virginia, 2013–2017

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) on Access to Syringe Services Programs — Kentucky, North Carolina, and West Virginia, 2013–2017. The report explores how syringe services programs (SSPs)…

New Release: Community Response Planning for Outbreaks of Hepatitis and HIV Among People Who Inject Drugs

In response to the vulnerability to rapid dissemination of hepatitis and HIV among people who inject drugs (PWID), which is being fueled by our nation’s opioid epidemic, the National Association of County and City Health…

Recap: Integrating Infectious Disease Considerations with Response to the Opioid Epidemic

The recent workshop on Integrating Infectious Disease Considerations with Response to the Opioid Epidemic included discussions that focused on infectious disease consequences of the opioid epidemic, giving particular attention to viral hepatitis, HIV, and endocarditis.…

Guide for Health Departments: Managing HIV/Hepatitis C Outbreaks in People Who Inject Drugs

The opioid epidemic has increased the number of people who inject drugs in the US, and thereby substantially increased the risk of transmission of blood-borne viruses, including HIV, hepatitis C virus, and hepatitis B virus…

IDSA/HIVMA: Resources on Infectious Diseases and the Opioid Epidemic

The Infectious Disease Society of America (IDSA) and the HIV Medical Association (HIVMA) released three documents highlighting and recommending policy changes to advance solutions to the infectious diseases consequences of the opioid epidemic.The national opioid…

A Guide to Establishing Syringe Services Programs in Rural, At-Risk Areas

Developed with a grant from Comer Family Foundation, this guidebook provides information to individuals seeking to establish syringe services programs in rural, at-risk areas. Drawing on current research, the guidebook contains practical information to help…