Harm Reduction Learning Institute
DC Health

The Opioid Crisis and the Black/African American Population: An Urgent Issue

This issue brief presents recent data on prevalence of opioid misuse and death rates in the Black/AA population; contextual factors & challenges to prevention & treatment; innovative outreach & engagement strategies to connect people to evidence-based treatment; and the importance of community voice.


SAMHSA’s Medication-Assisted Treatment for Substance Use Disorders Opioid Treatment Program Directory

Select a state and find all of the contact information of the opioid treatment centers located within the selected state.


Buprenorphine Practitioner Locator

Find practitioners authorized to treat opioid dependency with buprenorphine by state.


Alcohol Rehab Help: 12 Step Programs

Alcohol Rehab Help’s webpage details pertinent information on creating, defining, and implementing 12-step programs.


Offering Naloxone to Patients

Here you will find information you need to start prescribing and dispensing naloxone rescue kits, including some useful resources containing further information about this life-saving medicine.


Local Opioid Prevention and Response: A Primer for Local Health Departments

Local Opioid Prevention and Response: A Primer for Local Health Departments serves to inform local health departments about the domestic opioid epidemic and share success stories from LHDs currently engaged in opioid-related efforts.


U.S. Food and Drug Administration Safe Opioid Disposal – Remove the Risk Outreach Toolkit

Remove the Risk Toolkit raises awareness of the serious dangers of keeping unused opioid pain medication in the home and provides information about the safe disposal of these medicines.


U.S. Department of Justice Drug Enforcement Administration Diversion Control Division’s Controlled Substance Public Disposal Locations

Use this search utility to find public disposal locations for controlled substances.


How to Get Rid of a Sharps Container

Safe disposal of needles and other sharps used at home, at work, or while traveling.


Getting Off Right: A Safety Manual for Injection Drug Users

A comprehensive manual on safer injection practices