Opioids: Professionals

Information to help professionals prevent misuse, provide quality treatment and recovery services, and reduce death and harm.


Wisconsin resources

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Finding healthy ways to cope with challenges is more important than ever. Resilient Wisconsin offers strategies for practicing self-care, maintaining social connections, and reducing stress and anxiety.
Alliance for Wisconsin Youth

The Alliance for Wisconsin Youth brings together local coalitions focused on substance use prevention.

Opioid Response Network

The Opioid Response Network was created to support local efforts in addressing opioid use disorder prevention, treatment, and recovery. Submit a request to the consortium.


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Other resources

Addiction Technology Transfer Center

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Office of National Drug Control Policy

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

U.S. Surgeon General

Get qualified to prescribe buprenorphine

Information from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration on the waiver application and management process to prescribe or dispense buprenorphine for opioid dependency treatment. 

Funding opportunity: Counties and tribes are invited to apply for funding to support treatment services for opioid use disorder. The deadline to apply is August 6, 2021 (PDF) .

HIPPA and the opioid crisis

Guidance from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights explains when HIPAA permits health care providers and other covered entities to share a patient’s health information with loved ones and others involved in a patient’s care.

  • Providers can share information with an individual patient's loved ones in certain emergency or dangerous situations, such as when the patient is in a crisis and incapacitated, or is facing a serious and imminent threat of harm.
  • Patients with decision-making capacity retain their right to decide when and whether their information will be shared, unless there is a serious and imminent threat of harm.
  • Patients' personal representatives, who have authority under state law to make health care decisions for patients, may request and obtain information on behalf of patients.

View the guidance.

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Last Revised: July 15, 2021