Our goal is to provide high-quality, evidence-based resources for medical providers in order to reduce harm from opioids and improve treatment of chronic pain. If you think we are missing a valuable resource, please get in touch! Email Dr. Chubbuck at melissa@waybackhome.org


CDC Guidelines for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain 

COCA Webinars on Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain (with excellent PDF slideshows)

Turn The Tide: Surgeon General’s Call to End the Opioid Crisis

Project ECHO Telemedicine Chronic Pain and Headache Consults

Safe and Competent Opioid Prescribing Education (SCOPE)

Resources for Managing Pain and Opioids (includes patient handouts)

NIH Practice Resources (includes patient handouts)

Information about Naloxone

Overdose Awareness Day info on overdoses

Morphine Equivalent Dose Calculator (because lower MED = fewer overdoses)



opioid prescribing

CDC Guidelines for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain, 2016

Naloxone Co-Prescribing, 2016

Opioid Prescribing After Overdose, 2016

The Effectiveness and Risks of Long-Term Opioid Therapy for Chronic Pain, 2015

NIH Position on Opioids for Chronic Pain, 2015

Pain Reliever and Heroin Epidemic in the US, 2015

Non-medical Prescription Opioid Use, 2015

American Academy of Neurology Position on Opioids for Chronic Pain, 2014

Annals Review of Opioid Prescribing Guidelines, 2014

Understanding Risk Factors for Opioid Overdose, 2014

Cautious, Responsible Opioid Prescribing (NYC Health Dept), 2012

Opioid Equianalgesic Tables: are they all equally dangerous? 2009

Efficacy of Opioids for Chronic Pain, 2008


opioid addiction and treatment

Review of Replacement Medications for Prescription Opioid Dependence, 2016

Prevention, Detection, Treatment, and Management of Prescription Opioid Dependence, 2016

Opioid Agonist Doses for Oxycodone and Morphine Dependence, 2016

PCP Perspectives on Opioid Epidemic, 2016

Problematic Use of Opioids for Chronic Pain, 2016

Misuse and Diversion of Opioid Substitution Treatment Medicines, 2016

Buprenorphine Prescribers, Addiction Treatment, and Prescription Monitoring, 2016

Nonmedical Use Associated With Heroin Initiation in Vets, 2015

Methadone vs Buprenorphine for Treatment in Pregnancy, 2015

Medication-assisted Treatment Review, 2014

Buprenorphine-Naloxone Treatment Review, 2014

Office-based Opioid Dependence Treatment, 2012


chronic pain and central sensitivity syndrome

Update on Central Sensitivity Syndrome, 2015

Psychosocial Factors in Central Sensitivity Syndrome, 2015

Central Sensitization Inventory: Establishing Clinically-Significvant Values for Identifying CSS, 2013

Chronic Pain Management: measurement-based step care solutions, 2012

Relieving Pain in America: A Blueprint for Transforming Care, Prevention, Education, and Research, 2011

Pain, Avoidance, and Suffering, 2009

Antidepressants for the Treatment of Chronic Pain, 2008

Fibromyalgia and Overlapping Disorders: the unifying concept of central sensitivity syndromes, 2007