Online Resources and Trainings

This section 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


Opioid Use Disorder - EpidemiologY (PDF) 

A brief introduction to opioid use disorder


Opioid Use Disorder Screening ToolS (PDF)

A brief introduction to OUD 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 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-related deaths in California


Harm Reduction Coalition

Offers free, multimedia resources (e.g. fact sheets, manuals, training curricula, podcasts, videos) surrounding harm reduction and substance use disorders


Opioid Use Harm ReductioN and treatment (PDF)

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 


Person-First Language for Substance Use DisorderS (PDF)

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 (AHRQ) - Implementing Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) In Rural Primary Care

Tools and resources for implementing medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for OUD in rural primary care settings


AHRQ, Integration Academy - Opioids & Substance Use

As part of the AHRQ's Opioid Initiative, the Integration Academy supports implementers of MAT for OUD in primary care settings


California MAT Expansion Project

Summarizes various opioid-MAT projects, and offers resources such as toolkits, webinars, and treatment locators


Providers Clinical Support System - overview of mAT

Provides an overview of medication-assisted treatment and online MAT-waiver trainings for physicians, nurses, and physician assistants


Providers Clinical Support System - MentorinG Program

Provides clinical mentoring to providers, as well as offers 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 OUD, 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 MAT-waiver eligibility training


Medications for Addiction Treatment BESt PRACTICE TOOLKIT 

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


Prescribing MAT in the Outpatient Setting

A quick reference for prescribing buprenorphine/naloxone (Suboxone) outpatient settings



Relevant Publications and News Articles

This section contains publications and news articles related to opioid use disorder (OUD) and treatment.


Patient and Provider Testimonials/Narratives

This section contains narratives and interviews with patients, providers, and administrators.

Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locators

This section includes links to behavioral health and substance use disorder (SUD) treatment services locators.

Treatment Services Locators

SAMHSA Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator

Confidential and anonymous resources for persons seeking treatment facilities for substance use and/or mental health problems. Includes locators for practitioners and treatment programs providing buprenorphine and methadone as well as phone numbers for the Suicide Prevention Lifeline, National Helpline, and Disaster Distress Helpline.


SAMHSA Buprenorphine Treatment Practitioner Locator

Find practitioners authorized to treat OUD with buprenorphine in your state.


SAMHSA Opioid Treatment Program Directory

Search for opioid treatment programs in your state.


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Resources for People Seeking Treatment

Free and confidential resources to help you or a loved one connect with a skilled, trained counselor in your area. Includes helplines, resources for opioid and substance abuse, help finding treatment, and campaigns related to mental health.


National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) Alcohol Treatment Navigator

Search for alcohol treatment programs, therapists with addiction specialties, and addiction doctors.