Substance Use Disorder Community Resources

Below are newsletters, videos, fact sheets, and other Substance Use Disorder-related materials for use in Native communities.

NPAIHB Tribal Opioid Health Education Media Campaign

Tribal Opioid Response – Healing Ourselves and Our Communities

This video was created for tribal community members to learn more about preventing, treating, and recovering from opioid use disorder.

Tribal Opioid Response – Healing Our Patients with Opioid Use Disorder

This video was developed for healthcare providers working with American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) people. Watch to gain clinical insight about effective strategies for treating opioid use disorder and supporting AI/AN patients walk the road to recovery.

didgʷálič Wellness Center Video

The didgʷálic (deed-gwah-leech) Wellness Center – owned and operated by the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community – is a multi-specialty community health organization that provides counseling, medication, primary care, and social services to both Native and non-Native patients with substance use and behavioral health disorders. Through applying community knowledge and evidence-based medicine, didgʷálic has helped turned the tide of the epidemic at Swinomish. Watch this video to learn more about the didgʷálič Wellness Center’s unique treatment model. To learn more visit:

All videos were produced by the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board (NPAIHB) Tribal Opioid Response Project, which is dedicated to providing important resources to prevent opioid misuse, helping those in treatment, and empowering American Indian and Alaska Native community members with knowledge so they can protect themselves and their loved ones. To learn more visit:

Indian Country Opioid Response Monthly Newsletter

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Additional Resources

COVID-19 Specific Resources

“Zero Overdoses” Training by Virna Little and Tom McCarry, City University of New York – School of Public Health. Please contact Tom McCarry at for more information.

Education Campaign & Toolkits

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