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Our society is facing an opioid crisis.

But together we can defeat it.

UR Medicine Recovery Center of Excellence works to reduce morbidity, mortality, and other harmful effects of substance use disorder in rural communities, with special attention to synthetic opioids. 


Reducing Stigma in Rural EDs and Other Care Settings

This campaign aims to promote a stigma-free care environment while connecting individuals and families with treatment resources. It includes posters featuring people in recovery and emergency department providers who care for patients with substance use disorder. QR codes on the posters link to short videos with these individuals' stories.

Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder in Primary Care

We have developed comprehensive training on the treatment of opioid use disorder (OUD) in primary care to prepare providers and staff to deliver evidence-based care to patients. The comprehensive training offers CME credits which can be found on the learn page. 

988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline: Increasing Awareness to Save Lives

The 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline, launched in July, provides a fast way for people experiencing a suicidal, mental health, or substance use disorder (SUD) crisis to urgently get help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 



Program Assistance 

We are working with specific counties in the Appalachian regions of Kentucky, New York, Ohio, and West Virginia as they apply evidence-based practices to fight the opioid crisis, especially related to synthetic opioids.

We also support communities across the U.S. as they find, adapt, and implement programs.

We look forward to connecting with you!

The federal government has removed the X-waiver requirement for prescribing buprenorphine. Learn more on the SAMHSA and DEA websites. SAMSHA has also posted SUD training recommendations for prescribers. 

We are updating our resources accordingly.