Harm Reduction Learning Institute
DC Health

TIP 63: Medications for Opioid Use Disorder

This Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) reviews the use of the three Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved medications used to treat OUD—methadone, naltrexone, and buprenorphine—and the other strategies and services needed to support recovery for people with OUD.


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.


Essentials of Opioid Use Disorder: A Resource for Hepatologists and Infectious Disease Specialists Managing HCV and/or HIV Infection

Download this PDF guide outlining key information on identifying and treating opioid use disorder among patients with HIV and or HCV infection.


Minnesota Opioid Prescribing Guidelines, First Edition 2018

These prescribing guidelines address opioid use throughout the pain continuum with a particular focus on the critical treatment period during acute pain and recovery from surgeries and injuries.


How to Get Rid of a Sharps Container

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


CDC HIV Surveillance Special Report: HIV Infection Risk, Prevention, and Testing Behaviors Among Persons Who Inject Drugs

This CDC infographic details findings from National Behavioral Surveillance on behaviors of people who inject drugs in relation to HIV risk, prevention, and testing.


Opioid Risk Tool (ORT)

The Opioid Risk Tool (ORT) is a brief, self-report screening tool designed for use with adult patients in primary care settings to assess the risk for opioid abuse among individuals prescribed opioids for the treatment of chronic pain.


NIDA Quick Screen

Details the NIDA Quick Screen with a reflex to NIDA-Modified ASSIST.


Diagnosis, Intractability, Risk, and Efficacy (DIRE)

DIRE Score: Patient Selection for Chronic Opioid Analgesia


Reducing Harm When Using Drugs

This resource provides general harm reduction tips for drug use and information on local harm reduction organizations.