The opioid crisis: A resource guide

Opioid addiction is an enormous societal crisis and AFT members are fighting on the frontlines for the communities we serve. Each day, 115 Americans die from opioid-related overdose and less than a third of the people who need treatment can find it.  AFT is responding with resources and training that all of our members can use—from understanding how addiction works and knowing where to access treatment to ending the stigma that prevents many individuals and families from getting help. 

Online education provided by AFT-NHP

Resource list

Naloxone information

Resources on treatment, recovery, counseling and other services

Preventing occupational exposure to fentanyl and other synthetic opioids

Background information

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Elizabeth Warren

Senator Elizabeth Warren and Representative Elijah Cummings introduced a bill that would invest $100 billion over ten years in research and treatment of substance use disorder.

Harvard resources

The Harvard Medical School Global Academy is offering free, accredited online courses in Opioid Use Disorder Education. The following self-paced courses may be taken in any order.