Evidence-Based Approaches to Opioid Overdose Recognition and Management: Share the Facts – Save Lives
Overdose is the leading cause of avoidable death among people who inject drugs.
Worldwide, about 500 000 deaths are attributable to drug use. More than 70% of these deaths are related to opioids, with more than 30% of those deaths caused by overdose.
This information page, put together by the World Health Organisation, provides key facts on opioid overdose.
The page includes:
Plausibility of patient-centred care in high-intensity methadone treatment: Reflections of providers and patients
Background: Patients with opioid use disorder (OUD) often have complex health care needs. Methadone is one of the medications for opioid use disorder (MOUD) used in the management of OUDs. Highly restrictive methadone treatment—which requires patient compliance with many rules of care—often results in low retention, especially if there is inadequate support from healthcare providers (HCPs).
Development of an unannounced standardized patient protocol to evaluate opioid use disorder treatment in pregnancy for American Indian and rural communities
Background: Opioid use disorder (OUD) disproportionately impacts rural and American Indian communities and has quadrupled among pregnant individuals nationwide in the past two decades. Yet, limited data are available about access and quality of care available to pregnant individuals in rural areas, particularly among American Indians (AIs).
Mindfulness-Oriented Recovery Enhancement Remediates Hedonic Dysregulation in Opioid Users: Neural and Affective Evidence of Target Engagement
Addiction neuroscience models posit that recurrent drug use increases reactivity to drug-related cues and blunts responsiveness to natural rewards, propelling a cycle of hedonic dysregulation that drives addictive behavior.
An Interprofessional Approach to Providing Medication Treatment for Transitional Aged Youth with Opioid Use Disorder
Wednesday, May 19, 2021, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM ET (Washington, DC time)