Helping Young People Who Use Opioids Video Series
CCSA in partnership with Alberta Health Services has created a series of videos that look to improve understanding on:
- A youth-centred approach for treatment;
- How to assess youth with opioid use disorder;
- Opioid agonist treatment (OAT) and different treatment options; and
- Recovery-oriented practice.
The three-part plain language educational video series covers common questions about working with youth who experience harms from opioids. Addiction counsellors, mental health therapists, social workers and non-OAT practitioners will find great interest in this video series.
Helping Young People Who Use Opioids: Network of Care
Explores how service providers fit into the network of care in treating a young person who uses opioids. It also explains the different ways service providers can build a trusting relationship with youth on their journey to wellness and recovery.
Helping Young People Who Use Opioids: Treatment and Recovery Options
Explores different treatment and recovery options available for young people who use opioids, including opioid agonist treatment (OAT).
Helping Young People Who Use Opioids: Treatment and Recovery Planning
Explores strategies to reduce harm, withdrawal and tolerance, as well as treatment and recovery plans when treating a young person who uses opioids.
Supporting Resources for Videos
In partnership with Alberta Health Services, we have put together a series of resources to complement the Helping Young People Who Use Opioids video series.
Resources for Healthcare Professionals
- Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder for Youth, Guideline Supplement, B.C. Centre on Substance Use
- Opioid Agonist Therapy: A Synthesis of Canadian Guidelines for Treating Opioid Use Disorder, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
- For micro-dosing, “Induction phase” (p. 23)
- Clinical Opiate Withdrawal Scale: From Wesson, D.R., & Ling, W. (2003). The Clinical Opiate Withdrawal Scale (COWS). Journal of Psychoactive Drugs, 35(2), 253–259
- Beyond Stigma: animated video from Subject Matter Health Research Lab exploring the impact of stigma on all aspects of treatment for people living with opioid use disorder
Resources for Alberta Prescribers and Healthcare Professionals
- Opioid Dependency Program, Alberta Health Services
- Alberta’s Virtual Opioid Dependency Program
- Alberta Opioid Dependency Treatment Virtual Training Program, Alberta Health Services
- Provincial Addiction Curricula & Experiential Skills Training, Alberta Health Services
- Opioid Use Disorder — Telephone Consultation, Alberta Health Services
- Trauma Informed Care, Alberta Health Services
- Recovery-Oriented Care, Alberta Health Services
Resources for Family and Caregivers
- Moms Stop the Harm (website)
- Families for Addiction Recovery (website)
- Parents Like Us. The Unofficial Survival Guide to Parenting a Young Person with a Substance Use Disorder (handbook)
- This Is What Happens to Your Brain on Opioids (video)