Online Resources and Trainings

This page contains helpful trainings and resources about opioid use disorder (OUD), safe prescribing, harm reduction / non-stigmatizing language, and medication-assisted treatment (MAT).


Opioid Facts and Surveillance

California County Fact Sheets 

Discusses treatment gaps in opioid agonist treatment (OAT) and provides estimates of needed providers


California Opioid Overdose Surveillance Dashboard

Surveillance dashboard providing data on opioid prescriptions and overdoses in California


Pamphlet on Opioid Use Disorder - Epidemiology

A brief introduction to opioid use disorders


Pamphlet on Opioid Use Disorder Screening Tools

A brief introduction on opioid use disorder screening tools and diagnosis​


Recommendations for Prescribing Opioids

Centers for Disease Control and PreVention (CDC) Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain

Recommendations for prescribing opioids for chronic pain in primary care settings


My TopCare

Resource for prescribers on how to communicate with patients before starting opioid treatments, as well as how to start, continue, and stop opioid treatments


Harm Reduction


Non-Stigmatizing Language


Cultural & Structural Competence



California Opioid Safety Network

Resource for sharing best practices and strategies to reduce opioid deaths in California


Harm Reduction Coalition

Provides client-centered and harm reduction-informed tools, as well as access to free harm reduction webinars


Pamphlet on Opioid Use Harm Reduction

A brief guide on harm reduction and treatment for opioid use disorder


Recommendations for Non-Stigmatizing Language in Substance Use Research

Provides a reference table of recommended non-stigmatizing terminology/language 


Pamphlet on Person-First Language for Substance Use Disorders

A brief guide on the use of person-first language for substance use disorders​


Pamphlet on cultural & structural competence to improve treatment engagement for substance use disorderS (PDF) 

One-pager on the importance of cultural and structural competency training to improve treatment engagement for substance use disorders as well as examples of culturally and structurally competent interventions


Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT)

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality - Implementing Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) In Rural Primary Care

Tools and resources for implementing MAT for OUD in rural primary care settings


Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Integration Academy - Opioids & Substance Use

 As part of the AHRQ's Opioid Initiative, the Integration Academy also provides additional information as support to those in primary care settings where MAT is being implemented for the treatment of OUD


California MAT Expansion Project

Provides summaries of various opioid MAT projects, and offers access to resources such as toolkits, video trainings, treatment locators, and statewide resources


Providers Clinical Support System - MAT

Provides an overview of MAT, medications, and waiver training


Providers Clinical Support System - Mentoring

Provides clinical mentoring to providers and resources on how to become a mentor


Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) - Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT)

Provides an overview of MAT, medications used to treat opioid use addictions, training resources, guidelines, and certifications


Substance Use Disorder Workforce

Provides access to presentations and materials from the Recovery and Medication-Assisted Treatment Summit 


The American Osteopathic Academy of Addiction Medicine - Educational Trainings

Lists upcoming events for waiver eligibility training


Medications for Addiction Treatment Providing Best Practice Care in a Primary Care Clinic

An in-depth handbook/toolkit for medication-assisted treatment


Prescribing MAT in the Outpatient Setting

A quick reference for prescribing buprenorphine/naloxone (Suboxone) in the outpatient setting