Below you will find educational resources provided by many organizations that focus on patient education resources, prevention, community education and more.
Current Students and Employees:
Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
The EAP program provides short-term counseling for employees, dependents, and household members to help manage those challenges in life that might adversely impact things such as work performance, health, and well-being.
Student Outreach Services (SOS)
The SOS Program provides registered and enrolled curriculum and qualifying continuing education students with access to clinicians that can assist with personal or academic-related challenges and concerns.
What is the U.S. Opioid Epidemic?
Read more information by U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that provides an understanding of the opioid crisis, statistics prevention, treatment, and recovery tools.
Campus Drug Prevention
Resources for higher education institutions and surrounding communities to prevent drug abuse among college students.
CDC Opioid Overdose Information
Information and guidelines for patients, providers, guideline resources, and FAQs.
Local community group working together to combat the opioid epidemic crisis in Gaston County.
Gaston College Libraries – Opioid Abuse Crisis
A user-friendly guide to find information about the opioid epidemic, solutions, research, and patient information.
Meet the Chowdhury family, who dedicate their work in the community to their son Austin, a victim of opioid overdose. Learn more about their personal focus to educate the community about opioids and remove the associated stigma.
Six things you can do to help your family, your campus, or your community.
Opioid Prescriptions: What to Ask.
This article published by Georgetown University’s School of Nursing goes over 11 questions that everyone should be asking their healthcare provider once given an opioid prescription. This is a helpful resource for our community to learn more about the worrying trend of opioid abuse and how patients can educate themselves to the fullest extent as they are prescribed these potentially addictive medications.
Operation Prevention – The Science of Addiction
Meet teens who are struggling with prescription opioid misuse and heroin use and learn the science behind their powerful stories in this self-paced, standards-aligned e-learning experience, The Science of Addiction: The Stories of Teens.