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Effective Treatments for Opioid Addiction

Revised November 2016.

This brief fact sheet provides information about the effectiveness of medications for opioid use disorders and recent scientific advances in this area.

Improving Opioid Prescribing

Revised March 2017.

This brief fact sheet provides information about the risks of prescription opioid pain relievers and a summary of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Guideline for Opioid Prescribing for Pain.

Is Marijuana Safe to Use While Pregnant or Breastfeeding?

Published August 2019.

To date, there are no marijuana-derived medications that are FDA-approved for treating conditions associated with pregnancy, including nausea. However, marijuana is the illicit drug most commonly used by pregnant women, with rates doubling since 2002.

Naloxone for Opioid Overdose: Life-Saving Science

Revised March 2017.

This brief fact sheet provides information about the life-saving drug naloxone, which can reverse an opioid overdose, including how it works and where to get it.

Treating Opioid Addiction in Criminal Justice Settings

Revised December 2017.

This brief fact sheet provides information about why it is important to treat opioid addiction in criminal justice settings and how treatment is being provided.

Treating Opioid Use Disorder During Pregnancy

Revised July 2017.

This brief fact sheet discusses the risks of untreated opioid use disorder during pregnancy, particularly neonatal abstinence syndrome, and provides evidence-based treatment options that have been shown to be safe and effective.

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