Provider Resources

MAHEC has compiled a list of the best resources for pain management, safer opioid prescribing, and patient education to support your practice.*

These resources, used alone, do not satisfy the controlled-substance prescribing CME requirement set forth in
21 NCAC 32R .0101. For approved CME training, please visit our online course catalog.

Overview and Guidelines for Providers

Assessing Benefits and Harms of Opioid Therapy | CDC Quality Improvement and Care Coordination: Implementing the CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain | CDC
Evidence-Based Strategies for Preventing Opioid Overdose | CDC
Guidelines for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain | CDC
Information for Prescribers | SAMHSA
Medication for the Treatment of Alcohol Use Disorder | SAMHSA
NC CSRS Registration Step-by-Step Guide | North Carolina Medical Board
Opioid Taper Decision Tool | VA
Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain Pocket Guide | Turn the Tide Rx, CDC

Treatment Improvement Protocols

TIP 63: Medications for Opioid Use Disorder

Additional Guidelines prepared by MAHEC

STOP Act Quick Facts
Urine Drug Screen for Adult Patients on Chronic Opioid Therapy: Quick Reference Guide

Agreement Form Samples

Agreement for Controlled Substances, Adaptable Template | American Academy of Pain Medicine
Sample Patient Agreement Forms | NIH National Institute on Drug Abuse

Medication-Assisted Treatment Training

MAHEC MAT Waiver Trainings and Opioid Education
Providers Clinical Support System (SAMHSA funded)

Non-Opioid Therapy for Chronic Pain

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for Chronic Pain | WNC Provider Listings

Patient Handouts

Nonopioid Treatments for Chronic Pain | CDC
Opioids for Acute Pain: What You Need To Know | CDC
Opioids for Chronic Pain: What You Need To Know| CDC
Preventing an Opioid Overdose | CDC
Safe Medication Disposal Tips | North Carolina Medical Board
The Danger of Addiction is Closer than You Think (Message to Parents) | Buncombe County HHS
What Should You Do with Unused Opioids? Poster | MAHEC
*NOTE: Each listing is identified by the authoring body, and the title is a link to a downloadable pdf. Full permission is granted to make multiple copies of the government publications (CDC and SAMHSA) and the documents created by MAHEC.