Throughout our website we have links to many resources and other websites. At the bottom of most pages is a list of relevant resources. This page is a compilation of those resources. Look at our Media Database to see a gallery view of infographics and guides.
Resources on Safe Prescribing and Pain Management Alternatives
Helpful Guides On Prescription Opioids
- some things you should know about opioids before starting a prescription
- CDC Guide to Non Opioid Treatments
- CDC Guidelines for Prescribing opioids for Chronic Pain
- Infographic on Alternative Treatments UC Davis Dipi
Expert Recommendations on Pain Management
Articles About Pain Management
Information About Naloxone and Training
Naloxone Access Options in California, California Health Care Foundation
Apply to the California Public Health Department Naloxone Grant Program and find Naloxone Training Videos (located under the Naloxone training session)
Get Naloxone Now website offers information and 20 minute trainings
Overdose Prevention, National Harm Reduction Coalition
How to Use a Naloxone Kit Booklet, UC Davis Dipi
The National Harm Reduction Coalition is not just a great resource to learn more about Naloxone and but a wealth of information for learning about treatment and prevention.
GUIDE TO DEVELOPING AND MANAGING OVERDOSE PREVENTION AND TAKE HOME NALOXONE PROJECTS, National Harm Reduction Coalition
Information on and MAT and Buprenorphine
Medication-Assisted Treatment , SAMHSA
For patients with Opioid Use Disorder, Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) combines medication with counseling and behavioral therapy to give them the best shot at recovery. This method avoids rapidly taking someone off medications and risk heavy withdrawals that harm the recovery process.
Medications commonly used are Buprenorphine (Suboxone®, Subutex®), methadone, and extended release naltrexone (Vivitrol®). They are all effective prescriptions used in MAT to help a patient stop using opioids and subdue the withdrawal pains.
Physicians must go through a complete training to prescribe Buprenorphine. This is known as getting a “X-Waiver.” Not all prescribers have one. We need more certified prescribers fulfill our community’s need.
Access Local Treatment Services
Sacramento County Substance Use Prevention and Treatment Services has a range of options for those with Substance Use Disorder (SUD). Contact them to get an assessment, referral, and treatment with local service providers.
Any adult or youth experiencing substance use problems who resides in Sacramento County is eligible if their insurance covers these services. Many of these services are covered through Drug Medi-Cal.
Bilingual staff and interpreters are available at not extra cost.
Address: 3321 Power Inn Road, Suite 120 Sacramento, CA 95826
Open from 8:00am -5:00pm
(916) 874 – 9754
If seeking resources for Adults 18+
(916) 875-0185 If seeking resources for Youth
Sacramento County contracts with with many community based providers that help with SUD. Below is a map of local services and resources and a link to a written list of those services.
These services listed include: Adult and Youth System Care, Residential Treatment Providers, Detoxification Service Providers, Recovery Residences/Transitional Living/Sober Living Environment Providers, Outpatient Service Providers, and Intensive Outpatient Providers.
Map of treatment providers
This map will help you find physical facilities that offer helpful treatments: Substance Use facilities, mental health facilities, health care centers, buprenorphine practitioners (physicians who can offer Medication Assisted Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder) and Veteran Affairs facilities.
Only Prescribers with X-Waivered certifications can offer those with Opioid Use Disorder MAT.
List of Sacramento County Medication-Assisted Treatment Providers
Prescribers, learn about how you can offer MAT at SAMHSA.
Find more prescribers at SAMHSA Buprenorphine Practitioner Locator
Find Safe Disposal Sites for Medications and Sharps
Sacramento County Safe Medication Disposal Kiosks
Dispose of controlled prescription medications in safe medical collection sites to protect our community from substance abuse. Not sure if your medication is a controlled substance? Here is a list of controlled prescription medications
Map of Safe Medication Disposal Kiosks
List of Safe Medication Disposal Kiosks
Don’t Rush to Flush Drug Disposal Locator
Don’t Rush to Flush made by the California Product Steward Council (CPSC) offers a map and easy instructions on how to easily dispose of unwanted medications in the state of California.
DEA Safe Disposal Locator
This website has a list and maps of collectors authorized by the DEA to takeback-controlled substances.
Here are DEA Drug Disposal Guidelines to that give clear steps on what to do to prepare for disposal.
Local Centers for Support
Harm reduction services offer support and unique services like needle exchange.
Below is a list and map of organizations that offer Harm Reduction Services. Also on the map are Community-Based Agencies that offer more treatment services.
Map of Harm Reduction Services Centers and Community Based Agencies
Harm Reduction Services
Phone 916 -456-4849
Address 2800 Stockton Blvd Sacramento, CA 95817
Hours Mon –Fri : 2:00PM – 6:00PM
Safe Alternatives Thru Networking and Education
Phone (916) 397-2434
Address 4433 Florin Rd, Ste 740, Sacramento , CA 95823
Hours Tues – Sat 2pm – 6pm
Phone Tues – Sat 10am – 8Pm
Gender Health Center
Address 2020 29th Street, Suite 201
Sacramento, CA 95817
Harm Reduction M-F 12pm-3pm
Phone Hours M-F 9am-5pm
Golden Rule Services
Address 4433 Florin Rd., Ste. 860 Sacramento CA 95823
Hours Mon – Fri 10am – 5pm
Chemical Dependency Recovery at Kaiser
Dual Recovery Anonymous
Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)
Nar-Anon for Family and Friends
This search tool can help you find treatment centers near you. Just put in your zip code
How to Support the Recovering
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration leads our nations public health efforts to advance the behavioral health. They have many web pages and reports on recovery and what how family, and the community can aid in recovery.
Website: SAMHSA Recovery and Recovery Support
This national organization provides free personal support and resources to families impacted by addiction and offers a bilingual helpline. The website offers research reports, helpful guidelines. People can schedule calls ahead of time or email them through the website.
This Drug Enforcement Agency website is a valuable resource for parents, educators and caregivers to get up-to-date information on emerging drug trends and best practices to keep our communities safe. The website also offers a comprehensive guide on commonly used drugs.
Tools for Prescribers
Califronia Controlled Substance Utilization Review and Evaluation System
CURES 2.0 (Controlled Substance Utilization Review and Evaluation System) is a database of Schedule II, III and IV controlled substance prescriptions dispensed in California . Its use is mandatory.
Link to CURES 2.0 Fact Sheet
Licensed prescribers and pharmacists can have access to patients records under their care. Additionally prescribers can get information on how to report prescriptions, obtain security prescription forms, and report stolen prescriptions.
Register for CURES here
CDC Prevention Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain
“CDC developed and published the CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids forChronic Pain to provide recommendations for the prescribing of opioid pain medication for patients 18 and older in primary care settings. Recommendations focus on the use of opioids in treating chronic pain (pain lasting longer than 3 months or past the time of normal tissue healing) outside of active cancer treatment, palliative care, and end-of-life care.”
SSVMS Guidelines for Treatment of Chronic Non-Cancer Pain and PSA poster
Sierra Sacramento Medical Valley Society created a Primary Care Guidelines Flowchart to aid providers in treating chronic non-cancer pain.
Prescribers can help avoid Opioid Use Disorder before it starts by informing patients of their full range of options when it comes to pain management. This PSA flyer can aid in starting that discussion.
Search and Rescue Prescriber Toolkit
“Brought to you by the Partnership to End Addiction, Search and Rescue is a prescriber education campaign operating on a grant from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)* with the sole purpose of providing healthcare professionals with the tools and resources they need to help patients with prescription drug misuse, abuse and addiction.”
Get Certified to Offer Medication Assisted Treatment
Only Physicians with X-waivered Certification can prescribe Buprenorphine, a common drug that helps taper people off of Opioids.
Go to SAMHSA’s Become a Buprenorphine Waivered Practitioner to learn more today.
Facts on Opioids and National Data
Treatment Approaches for Drug Addiction, National Institute on Drug Abuse
Opioid Use Disorders, National Council for Behavioral Health
Science of Addiction,John Hopkins School of Opioids
What Science Tells Us About Opioid Abuse Addiction , National Institute on Drug Abuse
The Surgeon General Spotlight on Opioids, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
Opioid Crisis, Health Resources and Services Administration
A geographic view of opioid prescriptions made in the United States is helpful to understanding how counties and ZIP codes compare to each other, their state, and the nation as a whole.
This data visualization presents provisional counts for drug overdose deaths based on a current flow of mortality data in the National Vital Statistics System.
CDC Wide-ranging Online Data for Epidemiologic Research (CDC WONDER) is a public resource. This application makes many health-related data sets available to CDC staff, public health departments, researchers, and others. The data help with public health research, decision making, priority setting, program evaluation, and resource allocation.
CDC’s WISQARS™ is an interactive, online database that provides fatal and nonfatal injury, violent death, and cost of injury data. Researchers, the media, public health professionals, and the public can use WISQARS™ data to learn more about the public health and economic burden associated with unintentional and violence-related injury in the United States.
Data Resources for Information on Sacramento County
California Opioid Overdose Surveillance Dashboard, California Department of Public Health
The State-wide and County-specific dashboards and data available through this application are the result of ongoing collaboration between the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD), Department of Justice (DOJ), and the California Health Care Foundation. The goal is to provide a data tool with enhanced visualization and integration of statewide and geographically-specific non-fatal and fatal opioid-involved overdose and opioid prescription data.
This site uses color coded United States maps that highlight state and community hot spots for overdoses and increased opioid prescribing patterns, and tracks emerging use patterns. See how your state/community compares to other areas.
National Survey on Drug Use, SAMHSA
Sacramento Opioid Prescription Drug Monitoring Report 2015, Sacramento County Epidemiology Unit
This report catalyzed the start of the County Opioid coalition because the data showed the need for it. The report identifies risk factors of prescription opioid misuse in Sacramento County. The data source for the report is the California Department of Justice (DOJ) prescription drug monitoring program (PDMP), known as the Controlled Substance Utilization Review and Evaluation System (CURES). Indicators of potential misuse of opioid prescriptions used in this report were adapted from indicator lists developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Brandeis University Center for Excellence.
Be Health Sacramento, Sacramento County
includes two Opioid Prescription Indicators, available at the patient zip-code level: 1) Percentage of population that is and opioid prescription patient, and 2) the rate of prescriptions of opioid drugs in patient’s local per 10,000 population. Several other health indicators can be found on this website.
CDPH EpiCenter Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) Health Consequences Query System, California Department of Public Health
This query system includes data on the health consequences (deaths, hospitalizations, and emergency department visits) of substances with potential to cause substance use disorders.
Resources Addressing Stigma
International Overdose Awareness Day is a global event held on 31 August each year and aims to raise awareness of overdose and reduce the stigma of a drug-related death. It also acknowledges the grief felt by families and friends remembering those who have died or had a permanent injury as a result of drug overdose. They also offer many downloadable resources.
This document addresses the terminology used to describe addiction and how it has contributed to the stigma.
Narcotics Anonymous will help you stop using drugs and find a new way to live. Find a meeting here, and live drug free. One day at a time. Keep coming back.
The Nar-Anon Family Groups is primarily for those who know or have known a feeling of desperation concerning the addiction problem of someone very near to you. We have traveled that unhappy road too, and found the answer with serenity and peace of mind.
A free information and referral service for the community. Just call 2-1-1 (or 916-498-1000) or 7-1-1 if you are Deaf or Hard of Hearing and ask to be connected to 2-1-1. An InfoLine referral specialist will take your call and choose from over 2,400 nonprofit and public programs to recommend ones best suited to help. Calls are always confidential and interpreters are available free of charge.
This resource examines the role of language in perpetuating substance use disorder stigma, followed by tips for assessing when and how we may be using stigmatizing language, and steps for ensuring that the language we use and messages we deliver are positive, productive, and inclusive.