Opioids

SAMHSA Funding Opportunity: Medication-Assisted Treatment—Prescription Drug and Opioid Addiction

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) recently released a grant funding opportunity announcement (FOA) entitled, “Targeted Capacity Expansion: Medication-Assisted Treatment—Prescription Drug and Opioid Addiction.”  The short title for this program is “MAT-PDOA.”…

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…

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…