Welcome to our patient and physician Opioid Resource Page. This page exists because we care about the health, safety, and overall well-being of the people in our community. We believe in a full recovery for anyone who is struggling with opioid addiction. We also understand the importance of education about prescribing opioid drugs.
By following the links that apply to your needs, you will be taken to websites that can give you resources and direction to help handle the opioid epidemic in your personal life or workplace.
National Institute on Drug Abuse
"NIDA's mission is to advance science on the causes and consequences of drug use and addiction and to apply that knowledge to improve individual and public health."
PATIENT & FAMILY RESOURCES:
Not One More Alabama
"Based on our own experiences, our hope is to help the family who questions if their child has a problem to recognize and understand what they might be seeing, and what to do about it."
American Society of Addiction Medicine
"Addiction is a chronic disease, like diabetes or heart disease, meaning there is no cure. But addiction can be managed, and people with addiction can, and do, recover."
Medical Association of the State of Alabama
"The association exists to serve, lead and unite physicians in promoting the highest quality of health care for the people of Alabama through advocacy, information and education."
Educational event on prescribing:
Alabama Department of Public Health
"The Alabama Department of Public Health will lead the state in assuring the health of Alabamians by promoting healthy, safe, prepared, and informed communities."
Prescription Drug Monitoring Program:
Power point regarding prescribing:
Alabama Board of Medical Examiners
"The Alabama Board of Medical Examiners and the Medical Licensure Commission of Alabama are charged with protecting the health and safety of the citizens of the state of Alabama."
Guidelines for prescription: