Please visit the Missouri Coalition's website to view archived webinars on the treatment of opioid use disorder
How do we reduce discrimination against individuals receiving medication for opioid use disorder? Educate yourself about federal laws that protect people from housing, employment, and other types of discrimination. Click here to learn more.
Click here to read summary of challenges and corresponding solutions STR-contracted agencies have reported since implementing the Medication First model through Missouri’s STR grant. We hope this document provides agency staff with strategies to address their own challenges as they move forward with STR implementation.
Lily Fang's animation, Susan’s Brain, is part of a free online course produced by HarvardX and Harvard Health Publications. The course, The Opioid Crisis in America, challenges preconceptions about addiction and about who can become addicted to opioids, and this animation illustrates changes in the brain that lead to addiction. Dr. Elena Chartoff and Dr. Hilary Connery, both of Boston’s McLean Hospital advised on the brain science within this animation. This video is provided courtesy of the President’s and Fellows of Harvard College © 2017.
The University of California, San Francisco's, Clinician Consultation Center offers a free Substance Use Warmline for healthcare providers to receive peer-to-peer consultation from physicians, clinical pharmacists, and nurses with special expertise in substance-use evaluation and management. This federally-funded, clinician-to-clinician telephone consultation service advises on the care and treatment of substance-use disorders, chronic pain management, special populations substance-use management (pregnancy, HIV, hepatitis), and behavioral health.
Missouri continues to broaden its efforts to combat the growing opioid epidemic. Recovery Community Centers in St. Louis and Springfield were recently awarded funding to provide peer-based, supportive community services for individuals with Opioid Use Disorders (OUDs) and their families. These centers will develop, expand and enhance services to build hope and support healthy behaviors for people in recovery.
Housing facilities that are both NARR-accredited AND STR-approved as medication friendly can be reimbursed for housing for individuals receiving treatment through STR. You can find a list of these approved houses by clicking here. Check back on a regular basis as more housing facilities become approved.
MMIT’s Formulary Lookup Service allows you to search MMIT’s formulary database for information about the drugs covered by certain insurance plans. Click here to view this resource.
The Opioid STR team has collaborated with the Department of Mental Health and service providers across the state to create a patient-friendly “Medical Treatment for OUD” brochure. This brochure uses a health-literate approach to explain the basics of medical treatment for OUD for patients of all different literacy levels, as well as information on treatment medications, including buprenorphine, methadone, and naltrexone. Click here to download the brochure.