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Substance Use and Abuse

See separate page for Smoking and Tobacco Use resources

ADA Policies and Statements (Recent)

An Introduction to Substance Use Disorders for Dental Professionals Overview. Frese, PA and McClure E. DentalCare.Com continuing education course.

CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain. (2018)

CDC's Overdose Prevention in States (OPIS). CDC (2018)

How Drug Abuse Affects Dental Health. American Addiction Centers. Good overview with definitions. (11-2018)

How HRSA is Addressing the Opioid Crisis. HRSA (2019)

Journal of the American Dental Association's March 2019 reprint collection features "key opioid-related articles" that address questions such as "why do dentists prescribe Vicodin? What can prescription monitoring program data say about the prescription of controlled substances? What is the role of the oral health community in addressing the opioid crisis?"

National Opioids Crisis. Help, Resources and Information. HHS (2019)

Opioids and Children and Adolescents: Information for Oral Health Professionals

Opioid Overdose Crisis. National Institute on Drug Abuse (2019)

Opioid Overdose Prevention Toolkit. SAMHSA (2018)

Opioid Overdose. Understanding the Epidemic. CDC (2018)

Pain Protection and Treatment in Oral Health PPT - Opioid Recommendation Guidelines for Oral Health Professionals

Prescribing Opioids for Women of Reproductive Age: Information for Dentists. Barzel R, Holt K, Kolo S. National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center, Washington, DC  (2018)

Under the Influence: Your Teeth on Drugs. Delta Dental (2018)