Opioid Toolkit

The Department of Health and Human Services notes that the U.S. is in the midst of a prescription drug overdose epidemic. “Since 1999, the amount of prescription drugs prescribed and sold in the United States has nearly quadrupled, yet there has not been an overall change in the amount of pain that Americans report. Overprescribing leads to more abuse and more overdose deaths.”

In an effort to prevent overprescribing, many associations, governmental organizations and regulators created specific opioid prescribing continuing education materials, guidelines and tool kits.  Use NCSBN’s toolkit to reach those materials.

Guidelines

These guidelines are provided by outside organizations with a focus on safe prescribing of opioids. NCSBN does not endorse or recommend the material listed below, but provides these guidelines as a reference for professionals. 

Professional Education

These educational resources are provided by outside organizations with a focus on safe prescribing practices. NCSBN does not endorse or recommend the material listed below, but sees these offerings as opportunities for education of prescribing professionals and the general public.   

APRN Opioid Prescribing

Opioid Addiction and Overdose Prescribing

Nonopioid Treatment for Pain

Substance Use Disorder

Resources

These educational resources are provided by outside organizations with a focus on prevention and ongoing research. NCSBN does not endorse or recommend the material listed below, but sees these offerings as opportunities for education of prescribing professionals and the general public. 

Prevention

Current Research

Contact Us

Contact us with any comments or questions concerning opioid resources or if you are aware of other resources we should include.

Email
opioidsresources@ncsbn.org