OAR Line: Opioid Assistance + Referral Line for Arizona Providers: 1-888-688-4222
More than two Arizonans die every day from an opioid overdose. The Arizona Department of Health Services recognizes that there are many patients at risk for an overdose – and those with complex high-impact chronic pain, on multiple medications, or struggling with opioid use disorder can be challenging for providers to manage.
As a result, Arizona has now launched one of the nation’s first 24/7 hotlines providing free, real-time consultations for clinicians with complex patients with pain and opioid use disorders, staffed by experts at the Poison and Drug Information Centers in Arizona.
This clinical service can assist providers with the management of:
- Patients taking high numbers of morphine milligram equivalents (MME)
- Patients that require an exit strategy from their current opioid regimen (including tapering)
- New patients on multiple controlled substances
- Challenging patients with pain and mental health/substance use comorbidities
- Patients with acute opioid overdose or toxicity
- Patients with acute opioid or benzodiazepine withdrawal
- Patients that require MAT (medication assisted treatment)
- Patients that require local referrals to behavioral health or substance use disorder treatment
Consistent with Poison Control protocols, these consultations will provide tailored, evidence-based (see Arizona Prescribing Guidelines 2018) real-time and follow-up services.
Call them today, overnight or tomorrow: 1-888-688-4222.
Arizona Opioid Prescribing Guidelines (2018)
Arizona Department of Health Services – Opioid Epidemic
Poison Control – Tucson
Poison Control – Phoenix
AHCCCS Treatment Resources Attached
Arizona Health Alert Network