Substance Use Disorder
Are you screening your patients for a substance use disorder?
These resources can help you prevent, screen for, and talk about substance use disorders.
Women are at highest risk for developing a substance use disorder during their reproductive years. Women who are pregnant or soon to become pregnant are at increased risk. Early, universal screening for substance use is an essential component of prenatal care.
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Opioid Overdose Prevention
This is a curated collection of information and resources provided and maintained by the CDC, an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
- How to screen patients for a substance use disorder (PDF).
This tool may assist you evaluating patients for a substance use disorder risk, especially prior to prescribing opioids.
- Medication-assisted therapy (MAT) treatment locations.
Visit the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) website at www.samhsa.gov. As part of our dedication to members, AmeriHealth Caritas New Hampshire covers medication-assisted treatment. Members of AmeriHealth Caritas New Hampshire can receive medication-assisted treatment at no cost.
- Anyone. Anytime. NH.™ campaign.
In response to the opioid crisis in New Hampshire, the state created the Anyone. Anytime. NH.™ campaign. Learn more about the Anyone. Anytime. NH.™ campaign and how to get materials.
- Naloxone (Narcan®™).
The opioid overdose-reversal medication naloxone (brand name Narcan) is currently available without a prescription at many New Hampshire pharmacies and through Doorways.
Drug monitoring and management
- New Hampshire Prescription Monitoring Program
AmeriHealth Caritas New Hampshire providers must follow all requirements of the New Hampshire Prescription Drug Monitoring Program including mandatory registration to access the PMP AWARxE system. This system collects information on all controlled substance (schedules II – V) prescriptions. Register to obtain access to a current or prospective patient’s controlled substance prescription history.
- AmeriHealth Caritas New Hampshire’s lock-in program
The lock-in program assigns members to a specific pharmacy to prevent and reduce the misuse of pharmacy services.
- Prescription drug drop boxes (PDF)
Reduce the amount of prescription drugs available for potential misuse and abuse. Locate drop boxes throughout New Hampshire (PDF).