CPNP is pleased to provide this guideline document intended to educate community pharmacists on interventions they can employ to provide safe and appropriate access to opioids while also protecting the public from the hazards of misuse and abuse. This publication is supported by the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry under its prime grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. This guideline document provides information on the following:

  • Talking to Your Patients About Substance Use Disorder
  • Three-Step Process for Screening Opioid Prescriptions for Safe Use
  • Improving the Health of Patients with Substance Use Disorders
  • Developing a Local Resource List
  • Helpful Resources

Link to another valuable substance abuse related guideline: Naloxone Access: A Practical Guideline for Pharmacists

Link to a valuable substance abuse related webinar: Putting Naloxone Into Action!