Video: What Happens to Your Brain on Opioids

Video: What Happens to Your Brain on Opioids

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.

Clinician Consultation Center

Clinician Consultation Center

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.

Recovery Community Centers Awarded in St. Louis and Springfield

Recovery Community Centers Awarded in St. Louis and Springfield

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.