Patient Resources

What Are Opioids?

Opioids are a class of drugs that include the illegal drug heroin, synthetic opioids such as fentanyl, and pain relievers available legally by prescription. 

Resources

Choosing the Right Health Care Provider 

This article is a great resource and primarily explains important guidelines to help make an informed decision on the best coverage, cost, and quality of care that you as a patient should look for in a good healthcare provider.

Check to Make Sure Your Physician is Certified 

CertificationMatters.Org is made to check if your physician is certified to ensure your services are board approved. 

HelpGuide.Org 

Help Guide offers mental and emotional support for those facing addiction disorders. 

Information for Patients Using Pain Medication 

CDC provides information for people living with chronic pain and using opioids for care management. 

Pocket Medication Card Tracker

Downloadable, folding document for tracking medications, supplements, and conditions. 

 

Questions to Ask Treatment Providers 

Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation offers resources on what to ask and look for in addiction treatment and what to ask from the providers.