Resources

Websites

www.corxconsortium.org - Colorado Consortium for Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention - News about Colorado's efforts to combat the opioid epidemic

http://takemedsseriously.org/ - Take Meds Seriously

https://www.drugabuse.gov/ - National Institute on Drug Abuse

https://www.cdc.gov/drugoverdose/opioids - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

https://www.fda.gov/Drugs/DrugSafety/ - Federal Drug Administration

www.prescribetoprevent.org - Prescribe to Prevent - Naloxone Information

http://www.pdmpassist.org/ - Prescription Drug Monitoring Program Training and Technical Assistance Center - The Prescription Drug Monitoring Program and Technical Assistance Center provides a comprehensive array of services, support, resources, and strategies to PDMPs, federal partners and other stakeholders to further the efforts and effectiveness of PDMPs in combating the misuse, abuse and diversion of prescription drugs.

http://ncapda.org/ - National Coalition Against Prescription Drug Abuse

https://www.samhsa.gov/ - Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration - the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA's mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities.


Legislative Updates

http://leg.colorado.gov/bills - Colorado Legislature Bill Finder

Books

  • Dreamland by Sam Quinones
  • American Pain by John Temple
  • Opium: A history by Martin Booth
  • Clean: Overcoming Addiction and Ending America’s Greatest Tragedy by David Sheff
  • Chasing the Scream by Johann Hari