New Opiate Addiction and Treatment Portal from National Library of Medicine

The U.S. is in the midst of an opioid epidemic (PDF, 270 KB), with approximately 12.5 million people who misused prescription opioids and over 33,000 deaths by opioid overdose in 2015.  The National Library of Medicine (NLM) recently released a portal on Opiate Addiction and Treatment with links to help health professionals learn more about opioid-related topics:

  • Understanding addiction
  • Opioid overdose
  • Opioid drugs
  • Medications to treat opioid addiction
  • Opioid prescribing
  • Pregnancy, opioid use, and Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS)
  • Recovery
  • Searches related to opioids through NLM resources, including PubMed, Drug Information Portal, MedlinePlus, NLM Catalog, and DisasterLit