Substance Use Disorder Treatment
Are you screening your patients for a substance use disorder?
These resources can help you prevent, screen for, and talk about substance use disorders.
Women are at highest risk for developing a substance use disorder during their reproductive years. Women who are pregnant or soon to become pregnant are at increased risk. Early, universal screening for substance use is an essential component of prenatal care.
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Opioid Overdose Prevention
A curated collection of information and resources provided and maintained by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
- Narcan® (naloxone) Standing Order and Access
The opioid overdose-reversal medication naloxone (brand name Narcan) is currently available at pharmacies in North Carolina. Pharmacies are encouraged to use the naloxone standing order signed by the NC State Health Director, Dr. Tilson, to help ensure naloxone is readily available. Members of AmeriHealth Caritas North Carolina are able to get Narcan (naloxone) for a $0 copay (PDF).
- More Powerful North Carolina.
The State's website for prevention and recovery includes many resources for patients and providers.
- Medication-Assisted Therapy (MAT) Treatment Locations.
Visit the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Opioid Treatment Directory for opioid treatment programs in North Carolina. As part of our dedication to members, AmeriHealth Caritas North Carolina covers medication-assisted treatment. Members of AmeriHealth Caritas North Carolina can receive medication-assisted treatment.
Drug monitoring and management
- North Carolina Prescription Monitoring Program.
The NC Controlled Substance Reporting System (CSRS) collects information on all controlled substance (schedules II–V) prescriptions. Register to obtain access to a current or prospective patient's controlled substance prescription history.
- AmeriHealth Caritas North Carolina's Pharmacy lock-in program.
The lock-in program assigns members to a single prescribing provider and pharmacy to prevent and reduce the misuse of pharmacy services.