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GLOSSARY + CITATIONS

Campaign Glossary: 

  • BUPRENORPHINE

  • FENTANYL:

    • a synthetic opioid narcotic analgesic with pharmacological action like morphine that is administered transdermally as a skin patch and in the form of its citrate where it is administered orally or by injection.(as it relates to medicinally purposes) (Merriam-Webster Dictionary)

  • HARM REDUCTION: 

    • Harm reduction is a set of practical strategies and ideas aimed at reducing negative consequences associated with drug use. Harm Reduction is also a movement for social justice built on a belief in, and respect for, the rights of people who use drugs.(National Harm Reduction Coalition) 

    • Harm reduction incorporates a spectrum of strategies that includes safer use, managed use, abstinence, meeting people who use drugs “where they’re at,” and addressing conditions of use along with the use itself. Because harm reduction demands that interventions and policies designed to serve people who use drugs reflect specific individual and community needs, there is no universal definition of or formula for implementing harm reduction. (National Harm Reduction Coalition) 

  • MEDICATION ASSISTED TREATMENT (MAT): 

  • METHADONE:

    • Methadone is a medication approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) as a medication-assisted treatment (MAT), as well as for pain management. When taken as prescribed, methadone is safe and effective. Methadone helps individuals achieve and sustain recovery and to reclaim active and meaningful lives. Methadone is one component of a comprehensive treatment plan, which includes counseling and other behavioral health therapies to provide patients with a whole-person approach. (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, SAMHSA)

  • NARCAN/Naloxone:

    • Naloxone is a medication approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) designed to rapidly reverse opioid overdose. The medication can be given by intranasal spray (into the nose), intramuscular (into the muscle), subcutaneous (under the skin), or intravenous injection. (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, SAMHSA)

  •   OPIOID OVERDOSE:

    • Opioid intake to the point of respiratory depression.

  • RECOVERY: 

    • A process of change through which individuals improve their health and wellness, live self-directed lives, and strive to reach their full potential. (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, SAMHSA)

      • Guiding Principle: Hope, the belief that these challenges and conditions can be overcome, is the foundation of recovery.​

  • STIGMA:​

    • A strong feeling of disapproval that most people in a society have about something, especially when this is unfair. (Cambridge Dictionary)

    • An attribute, behavior, or reputation that is socially discrediting, and substance-related problems appear to be particularly susceptible to stigma. (International Journal on Drug Policy)

  • SUBOXONE:

    • ​SUBOXONE (buprenorphine and naloxone) Sublingual Film® (CIII) is a prescription medicine used to treat opioid addiction in adults and is part of a complete treatment program that also includes counseling and behavioral therapy. (Suboxone)

  •  SUBSTANCE USE DISORDER (SUD): 

    • A Substance Use Disorder (SUD) is a dependence on alcohol, street drugs or prescriptions medications for non-medical purposes.

    • Substance use disorders occur when the recurrent use of alcohol and/or drugs causes clinically significant impairment, including health problems, disability, and failure to meet major responsibilities at work, school, or home. (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, SAMHSA)

  • SUD SERVICES:

    • Substance Use Disorder Services are drug and alcohol counseling, medication assisted treatment, detoxification and inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation.​

Campaign Citations:

“Buprenorphine.” Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration , SAMHSA, 27 Sept. 2022, https://www.samhsa.gov/medication-assisted-treatment/medications-counseling-related-conditions/buprenorphine.

“Dea Warns of Brightly-Colored Fentanyl Used to Target Young Americans.” DEA, United States Drug Enforcement Administration, 30 Aug. 2022, https://www.dea.gov/press-releases/2022/08/30/dea-warns-brightly-colored-fentanyl-used-target-young-americans.

 

“DOPE Project Monthly Overdose Prevention & Naloxone Administration Training.” DOPE Project, 16 Aug. 2022.

“Fentanyl.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fentanyl. Accessed 25 Oct. 2022.

 

“Fentanyl Facts.” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 23 Feb. 2022, https://www.cdc.gov/stopoverdose/fentanyl/index.html

 

"Fentanyl and Overdose Prevention." Jay, D, Marshall Medical Center. [PPT]. 2022

“For Opioid Dependence: SUBOXONE (Buprenorphine and Naloxone) Sublingual Film® (CIII).” Patient Information for SUBOXONE® (Buprenorphine and Naloxone) Sublingual Film (CIII), Indivior PLC, https://www.suboxone.com/

"The Good Samaritan Law." Ewing, Tom, Sierra Harm Reduction Coalition. [PDF]. 2021

“Good Samaritan Laws.” County of Santa Clara Behavioral Health Services , County of Santa Clara , https://bhsd.sccgov.org/information-resources/opioid-overdose-prevention-project/good-samaritan-laws 

"Know Your Rights." Ewing, Tom, Sierra Harm Reduction Coalition. [PDF]. 2021

 

"Mat Medications, Counseling, and Related Conditions." Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, SAMHSA, 2022, March 4. https://www.samhsa.gov/medication-assisted-treatment/medications-counseling-related-conditions#medications-used-in-mat

"Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders." Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, SAMHSA, 2022, November 22. https://www.samhsa.gov/find-help/disorders

“Methadone.” Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration , SAMHSA, 27 Sept. 2022. 

https://www.samhsa.gov/medication-assisted-treatment/medications-counseling-related-conditions/methadone 

"Naloxone." Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration , SAMHSA, 27 Sept. 2022,  https://www.samhsa.gov/medication-assisted-treatment/medications-counseling-related-conditions/naloxone

“Naloxone in New Hampshire .” Anyone. Anytime. New Hampshire, Anyone.Anytime.NH, https://anyoneanytimenh.org/naloxone-in-new-hampshire/

“National Harm Reduction Coalition.” Principles of Harm Reduction , National Harm Reduction Coalition, 31 Oct. 2022, https://harmreduction.org/about-us/principles-of-harm-reduction/

"Preventing and Disrupting Stigma Associated with Substance Use Disorders." Wrangham, Nigel, Northwest PTTC. [PPT]. (2022).

 

"Recovery and Recovery Support." Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration , SAMHSA, 13 Sept. 2022, https://www.samhsa.gov/find-help/recovery 

“Stigma.” Cambridge Dictionary, Cambridge University Press, https://dictionary.cambridge.org/us/dictionary/english/stigma

"Testing For Fentanyl." Ewing, Tom, Sierra Harm Reduction Coalition. [PDF]. 2022

"Using Narcan (Naloxone)." Ewing, Tom, Sierra Harm Reduction. [PDF]. 2022

“Welcome to the California Overdose Surveillance Dashboard.” CA Overdose Dashboard, California Department of Public Health, https://skylab.cdph.ca.gov/ODdash/?tab=CTY

“What Drugs Cause Respiratory Depression?” Shapper, Alyssa, Banyan Treatment Centers, 29 Dec. 2021, https://www.banyantreatmentcenter.com/2021/11/23/respiratory-depression-caused-by-drugs/

“Words Matter - Terms to Use and Avoid When Talking About Addiction.” National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 29 Nov. 2021, https://nida.nih.gov/nidamed-medical-health-professionals/health-professions-education/words-matter-terms-to-use-avoid-when-talking-about-addiction.

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