- Canadian Medication Optimization Briefing: Safe Transitions of Care for Patients Taking Opioids (2018)
- Guidelines: Controlled Drugs and Substances in Hospitals and Healthcare Facilities: Guidelines on Secure Management and Diversion Prevention (Open Access)
Webinars (member-only content)
- Opioid Crisis. Summary of CSHP's commitments and consultations.
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Resources are free unless otherwise indicated.
Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction. Resources for prevention, treatment, harm reduction, enforcement, and public health responses to the opioid crisis.
Canadian Pain Society. Resources including Joint Action Plan and Position Statements addressing opioids.
Opioid Wisely. Specialty-specific recommendations for prescribing opioids by Choosing Wisely Canada.
- Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) Canada. Tools and resources for the public and healthcare providers on the topic of opioid stewardship covering these topics:
- patients and families
- healthcare professionals
- storage and disposal
- Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI). Reports on trends in opioid use and harms in Canada.
University Health Network (UHN) Opioid Manager. Tools for initiating, switching, and tapering opioid therapy.
The Well. Tools for clinicians from the Centre for Effective Practice.
CADTH. Opioid evidence bundle, including evidence reviews, environmental scans, horizon scans, and optimal use projects.
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH). Tools and resources for the public.
British Columbia Centre on Substance Use (BCCSU) - Gone Too Soon: Navigating grief and loss as a result of substance use. Written for people who have lost someone due to substance use.
Health Canada. Resources on government actions and publications.
Canadian Pharmacists Association (CPhA). Resources and statements from CPhA.
Canadian Public Health Association (CPHA). Position statement, 2016.
Pain Management Guidelines
Canadian Guidelines for Opioids for Chronic Non-Cancer Pain. Guideline from the National Pain Centre at McMaster University, 2017.
See Pain Management
Opioid Use Disorder Guidelines
National Guideline for the Clinical Management of Opioid Use Disorder. Guideline from the Canadian Research Initiative in Substance Misuse (CRISM), 2018.
A Guideline for the Clinical Management of Opioid Use Disorder. Guideline from the BC Centre on Substance Use, 2017.
Opioid Diversion Guidelines
International Health Facility Diversion Association. Resources and active listserve. Membership required.
ASHP Guidelines on Preventing Diversion of Controlled Substances. Guidelines from the American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists, 2017. Log-in required.