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Naloxone Distribution Guide for Emergency Department (ED) Bridge Programs

Please refer to this guide when requesting Naloxone as of July 1, 2024.

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Naloxone Distribution in Emergency Department (ED) Bridge Programs

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Important Information About Your Opioid Prescription One-Pager

This information is to help you better understand the risks and benefits of taking an opioid medication that is prescribed to you. It may also help you communicate better with your doctor or healthcare provider when discussing your pain management.

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Naloxone Administration and Rescue Breathing Reference Cards

Find Naloxone Now KY

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KYSOS Webinar: Substance Use Disorder Nursing Education: Addressing Misconceptions

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This website hosted by KY.GOV links people to second-chance jobs, education, and recovery resources. 

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KYSOS Webinar: Maximizing the Role of Peer Support Specialists in the ED

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NIDA Initiating BUP Resources for Prescribers

Includes examples and cases for motivating patients (National Institute on Drug Abuse)

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If we want addiction destigmatized, we need a language that’s unified. The words we use matter. Caution needs to be taken, especially when the disorders concerned are heavily stigmatized as substance use disorders are.

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KYSOS Webinar: Impact of OUD Stigma

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Find Naloxone Now KY

The Kentucky Department for Public Health Harm Reduction Program is excited to announce the launch of Find Naloxone Now KY, a statewide naloxone access portal and locator map that connects Kentuckians to 136 locations where naloxone is available locally and free of charge.

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Find Recovery Housing Now KY

Kentucky Recovery Housing Network

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MAT as the Standard of Care for OUD

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Opioid Overdose Recognition and Response: A Guide for Communities and Bystanders

Naloxone educational how-to and informational guide from the Department of Public Health

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Overdose Prevention and Response Toolkit

Includes basic information on overdose prevention and treatment as well as specific guidance and resources for health care providers and prescribers. (SAMHSA)

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Opioid Overdose Recognition

Kentucky Public Health

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Opioid Overdose Risk Reduction

Kentucky Public Health

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Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation.

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KBML Considerations for Urine Drug Testing

The Board has developed the following intervals for urine drug screens in order to provide some guidance to physicians…

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Talking About Naloxone with Patients Prescribed Opioids

This guide offers tips to help clinicians communicate the benefits of naloxone to patients, family members, and caregivers. (CDC)

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When to Offer Naloxone to Patients

Only 1 naloxone prescription is dispensed for every 70 high-dose opioid prescriptions. As a healthcare professional, you play a critical role in ensuring patients receive naloxone. (CDC)

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National Quality Forum Opioid Stewardship Playbook

The National Quality Partners™ (NQP) Opioid Stewardship Action Team brought together experts and recognized leaders from the private and public sectors committed to addressing the nation’s escalating opioid epidemic.

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Michigan OPEN: Opioid Prescribing

OPEN takes a preventative approach to the opioid epidemic by focusing on appropriate opioid prescribing and pain management best practices in acute care settings (surgery, dentistry, emergency medicine, obstetrics, pediatrics).

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Kentucky Poison Control Information for Healthcare Professionals

Acetaminophen Overdose Faxable Guidelines, Recommendations RE Cetylev, Antidote Stocking Guide, Ethanol Dosing for Toxic Alcohol Ingestion, Synthetic Cannabinoids

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Pain Assessment and Management Standards

The Joint Commission

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Comfort Menu

Alliant Quality

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Colorado ALTO Project

Colorado Hospital Association

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How to Control Pain Safely

American College of Surgeons Patient Education

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E-QUAL Opioids Toolkits

American College of Emergency Physicians

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Initiating Buprenorphine Treatment in the Emergency Department

National Institute on Drug Abuse

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Naloxone Training Video

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ACEP E-QUAL Network Opioid Initiative

American College of Emergency Physicians

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Kentucky Small Business Toolkit for Hiring Employees in Recovery

Kentucky Injury Prevention & Research Center

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CDC Patient Education

Pain can impact almost every aspect of your life, leading to limited physical functioning, poor mental health, and reduced quality of life. No matter the cause of your pain, you should receive access to safe and effective pain management options and good communication with your doctor to make informed decisions about what is right for you.

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Voices of Hope

Mission Statement: To promote lifelong recovery from the chronic disease of addiction through recovery support services, advocacy, research and education.

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Operation Unite

Operation UNITE provides a toll-free Treatment Referral Line for anyone seeking assistance with a substance use disorder. 1-833-859-4357

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Kentucky Naloxone Copay Program

Kentucky Pharmacists Association

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Never Use Alone

Toll-free national overdose prevention, detection, life-saving crisis response and medical intervention services for people who use drugs while alone. Never Use Alone’s peer operators are available 24-hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Call Never Use Alone 877-696-1996, your Overdose Prevention Lifeline.

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Find Recovery Housing Now

The purpose of (FRHNKY) is to link individuals in recovery to safe, quality, and available recovery housing in Kentucky.

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988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline

When people call, text, or chat 988, they will be connected to trained counselors that are part of the existing Lifeline network. These trained counselors will listen, understand how their problems are affecting them, provide support, and connect them to resources if necessary.

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Hope and Health KY

Individuals seeking treatment for themselves or others – as well as family members who have questions or are in need of support – can call 1-833-8KY-HELP (1-833-859-4357) toll-free or text HOPE to 96714 and speak with a specialist about available treatment services most relevant to their needs. All calls are confidential.

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Enables patients and family members to find information about available substance use disorder treatment options in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

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Emergency Department-Initiated Buprenorphine for Opioid Use Disorder

Assess OUD, opioid withdrawal, and treatment readiness for ED-initiated buprenorphine

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Clinical Opiate Withdrawal Scale (COWS)

Quantifies severity of opiate withdrawal

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ED-Initiated Buprenorphine

Yale School of Medicine

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Emergency Department Buprenorphine Treatment: A Toolkit for North Carolina Hospitals

North Carolina Healthcare Association

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California Bridge: Bridge to Treatment

Transforming Addiction Treatment Through 24/7 Access in Emergency Departments

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Kentucky Harm Reduction Coalition

The Kentucky Harm Reduction Coalition improves the public health of Kentuckians by reducing overdoses, overdose deaths, and the transmission of blood-borne diseases such as HIV and HCV.

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SAMHSA Help and Treatment Resources

Find help and treatment

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UNSHAME Kentucky

UNSHAME Kentucky is a public health campaign aimed to reduce the addiction-related stigma held by Kentuckians across the state.

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Kentucky Opioid Response Effort (KORE)

Cabinet for Health and Family Services

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Naloxone and Syringe Exchange Locations

Team Kentucky

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Prescription Drug Disposal Locations

Find a Prescription Drug Disposal Location

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Hiring a Peer Support Specialist in Your Emergency Department

The Peer Support Specialist (PSS) plays an integral role in the ED Bridge Program. The success of the program will be dependent upon the PSS as well as the other members of the multi-disciplinary team.

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We Have Liftoff: Introducing Bridge, Fighting Stigma, Promoting Buy-In, and Tips to Success / Implementation of Programs to Initiate Buprenorphine in the ED

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Naloxone: Tips for Prescribers and Pharmacists

Recommendations, Key Points of Patient Education, Naloxone Products for Bystander Use, Pharmacist-Initiated Dispensing of Naloxone, Talking About Naloxone

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Kentucky Naloxone Copay Program Card


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Kentucky Naloxone Copay Program Flyer

Guide for Prescribers and Pharmacists

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The Utility of Treating Opioid Use Disorder with Buprenorphine-Naloxone in the Intensive Care Setting

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Any Positive Change: Harm Reduction is Public Health

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Hospital PR Toolkit

Includes Statewide Press Release, Hospital Press Release Template, Guidelines, Logo (JPG or PNG), Facebook Post, and Twitter Post

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Incorporating Peer Support Into Substance Use Disorder Treatment Services


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Medications for Opioid Use Disorder Linkage and Retention Recovery Coach Training Manual

HEALing Communities Study KY and Voices of Hope Lexington

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Inpatient Encyclopedia of Measures

Safe opioid prescribing is an organizational priority…

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2023 Naloxone Update

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Integrating MAT/MOUD in Primary Care

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Starting from Strength: How the Trait-Based Model of Recovery is Changing Addiction Treatment

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Treating Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder

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ASAM DEA Education Requirement for Providers

American Society of Addiction Medicine

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Nonopioid Therapies for Pain Management


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Treating Concomitant Acute Pain & Opioid Use Disorder in the Hospital

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KAR PSS Regulations

908 KAR 2:220. Adult peer support specialist.

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Cesarean Section ERAS: Baptist Health System Kentucky and Indiana

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Outpatient Encyclopedia of Measures

Primary Care and Outpatient Clinic

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Association Between Hospital Adoption of an Emergency Department Treatment Pathway for Opioid Use Disorder and Patient Initiation of Buprenorphine After Discharge


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CDC Clinical Practice Guideline at a Glance

Applying the 2022 CDC Clinical Practice Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Pain

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Pain Management and Prescribing to the Postpartum Patient

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Opioid Use Disorder: Preventing and Treating


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Addiction Medicine Toolkit


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Pain Management of an Ankle Sprain

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Clinical Practice Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Pain


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CDC Guidelines for Opioid Prescribing

This guideline provides recommendations for clinicians providing pain care, including those prescribing opioids, for outpatients aged ≥18 years.

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Unspoken Risks of Opioids

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Kentucky Board of Pharmacy: 201 KAR 2:360 Naloxone dispensing

Proposed Amendment

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GPRA 2023 (6 month follow up)

Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA): Client Outcome Measures for Discretionary Programs

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GPRA 2023 Intake Form

Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA): Client Outcome Measures for Discretionary Programs

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Empathy: Talking to Patients About Substance Use Disorder

As a clinician, you have an important role in screening patients for a substance use disorder and connecting them to treatment resources. You may also be actively involved in their treatment. (CDC)

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Peer Support Services in Crisis Care (SAMSHA Advisory)

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

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BRAVO Opioid Tapering Protocol

Oregon Pain Guidance

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Linking People with Opioid Use Disorder to Medication Treatment

A Resource for Action of Policy, Programs, and Practices (CDC)

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Safe Opioid Disposal – Remove the Risk Outreach Toolkit

FDA outreach toolkit to help education patients on safe, proper disposal of opioids

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Medication Risk Alert: Opioids & Benzodiazepines

Alliant Quality

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Words Matter: Terms to Use and Avoid When Talking About Addiction

This handout offers background information and tips for providers to keep in mind while using person-first language, as well as terms to avoid to reduce stigma and negative bias when discussing addiction.

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KORE Deaf and Hard of Hearing Language Access Program Guidelines

Kentucky Opioid Response Effort

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Kratom Drug Fact Sheet


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New Jersey Alternatives to Opioids (ALTO) Project

St. Joseph’s Health

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Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) for Opioid Use Disorder Printable Guide

A Printable Pocket Guide, created in partnership with AHCCCS and the ASU Medical Advisory Board

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HHS Pain Management Best Practices

Updates, Gaps, Inconsistencies, and Recommendations

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Kratom Drug Facts

NIH National Institute on Drug Abuse

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What’s Trending? Kratom


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Beyond Opioids: How Physical Therapy Can Transform Pain Management and Improve Health

APTA White Paper

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Prescribing and Administering Opioid Doses Based Solely on Pain Intensity

American Society for Pain Management Nursing Position Statement

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ED Management of Headache Algorithm

Cleveland Clinic

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