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A Public Health Guide to Ending the Opioid Epidemic

Jay C. Butler and Michael R. Fraser


Few contributions to the field concerning the current opioid crisis in the United States focus sufficient attention on the public health aspects of the epidemic and share examples that practitioners can use to prevent opioid use disorder and the broader issues of substance misuse and addiction. A great deal of prior published work has concentrated on health care and clinical perspectives related to the crisis, including developing prescribing guidelines, enhancing prescription drug monitoring programs, scaling up access to overdose reversal medication, and making medication-assisted treatment ... More

Keywords: primary prevention, public health, opioid use disorder, substance use disorder, addiction, partnership and collaboration in public health

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780190056810
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190056810.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jay C. Butler, editor
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Michael R. Fraser, editor
Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO)

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I Fundamentals and Frameworks

1 Introduction

Michael R. Fraser and Jay C. Butler

2 The Emergence of an Epidemic

Elizabeth M. Finkelman and J. Michael McGinnis

5 Stigma and the Language of Addiction

Michael Botticelli and Colleen L. Barry

II Connecting Clinical Perspectives and Public Health Practice

7 Non-Opioid Alternatives to Managing Chronic Pain

Vanila M. Singh and Rachel Katonak

12 Collaborating to Address Substance Use Disorder in Correctional Settings

Rosemarie A. Martin, Nicole Alexander-Scott, Joseph Wendelken, and Jennifer G. Clarke

III Moving Upstream: Prevention, Partnership, and Public Health

14 Systems Thinking and the Opioid Epidemic in Georgia

Brigitte Manteuffel, Leigh Alderman, Jane Branscomb, and Karen Minyard

17 Addressing Community Trauma and Building Community Resilience to Prevent Opioid Misuse and Addiction

Sheila Savannah and Dana Fields-Johnson, with Ruben Cantu, Sana Chehimi, Alexis Captanian, and Karmen Kurtz

18 Early Childhood Trauma and Substance Misuse and Addiction

Melissa T. Merrick, Derek C. Ford, and Debra E. Houry

19 Public Health and the Criminal Justice System

Gary Tennis, Kenneth J. Martz, and Jac A. Charlier

21 Public Health Surveillance and the Opioid Crisis

Jeffrey P. Engel, Valerie N. Goodson, Megan Toe, and Michael Landen

22 The Role of Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs (PDMPs) in Addressing the Opioid Overdose Epidemic

Grant Baldwin, Jan L. Losby, Wesley M. Sargent, Jr., Jamie Mells, and Sarah Bacon

23 Prescribing Guidelines and Opioid Stewardship

Mark Bicket and Caleb Alexander

24 Developing a Culture of Opioid Stewardship

Allison Michalowski, Sarah Boateng, Michael R. Fraser, and Rachel L. Levine