RESOURCES

Community Resources

Overdose Information

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Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT)

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Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) Centers

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Opioid+Pregnancy

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CORE PRINCIPLES FOR MATERNAL NEONATAL CARE

MatNeo_Infographic_11.4.19

California Statewide Opioid Safety Workgroup Action Notice (November 2019)

Action Notice_11.4.19

Your Pain Is Real. So Are the Risks.

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Solano County Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services

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Solano County Behavioral Health – Resource Guide

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Solano Cares

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Vibe Solano

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NorCal Resources

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Solano County Behavioral Health Resources

SOLANO BH INFO 2019

Provider References and Resources

Prescribing Guidelines

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SAMHSA-MAT Certification  and training Programs ( How to become X-waivered)

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The California Substance Abuse Line (For physicians, nurses, and other clinicians)

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DHCS-California MAT Expansion Project Resources

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UC Davis Health-Project ECHO

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SAMHA-FREE MAT Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder Pocket Guide

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CHCF-MAT Webinar Training Series

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DHCS-Treatment Services Locator

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CDPH-Directory of Syringe Services Programs in California

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California’s Approach to the Opioid Epidemic

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Drug Safe Solano in the News

Event: Presentation: Opioid Epidemic in Solano County

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Press Release: Opioid Safety Coalition Forms in Solano County

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What America Got Wrong About Opioid Crisis

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Opioid Treatment Is Used Vastly More in States That Expanded Medicaid

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Opioid Epidemic Hits Home

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Drug Safe Solano Holds Opioid Awareness Presentations At Vacaville Library

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First anniversary celebration of the Drug Safe Coalition set for Monday

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Solano Marks First Anniversary of Opioid Coalition

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Opioids in the News

Maternal Opioid Deaths

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References

Terminology

Addiction
Defined as behavior-based (according to the DSM-5); an inappropriate pattern of substance use that leads to significant impairment. A person with addiction would have difficulty stopping or reducing the usage of the substance they are addicted to.
Buprenorphine
Medication used to treat pain and Opioid Use Disorder; is an MAT medication used to help people reduce or quit their use of heroin or other opiates, such as pain relievers like morphine.
Dopamine
Plays several important roles in the brain and body. One of its roles is the motivational component of a person’s reward-motivated behavior. Many addictive drugs increase dopamine levels but then drop the levels to below normal when the drug wears off.
Medicine-Assisted Treatment (MAT)
Combines counseling and/or behavioral therapy and medications to treat substance use disorders in a “whole person” approach.Methadone
Medication that lessens the painful side effects of opioid by blocking the euphoric effects of opioids; can be addictive as well.Naloxone/Narcan (NALX)
Medication that can safely be administered via injection or nasal spray that can stop and reverse an overdose of opioids by blocking the effects of the opioid to the body.Opioids
Both illicit (illegal) and prescription drugs can be opioids. Prescription Opioid drugs are used to treat moderate to severe pain. Examples of opioids include drugs hydrocodone/Vicodin; Oxymorphine/Opana; Methadone; fentanyl; morphine, codeine, oxycodone/OxyContin; heroin.

Opioid Use Disorder (OUD)
A combination of two previously known disorders (Opioid Abuse and Opioid Dependence). It is defined as a problematic pattern of opioid use that leads to serious impairment or distress.

Overdose
An opioid overdose occurs when too much of the drug gets to the brain and disrupts the brain’s drive to breathe. Overdose can lead to multiple health issues and/or death.

Prescription
Written order for medication authorized by a medical professional (i.e., doctor, dentist, etc.).

Withdrawal
A state of being that occurs when a person with a substance abuse disorder discontinues the substance. Withdrawal has both physical and emotional symptoms.