Opioid use disorders in primary care: Resources

Curated resource collections

Addiction toolkit: Opioid misuse and addiction

The toolkit covers prescribing opioids to treat chronic non-cancer pain in people who are at risk of addiction. Includes links to clinical tools.

Opioid resource hub

The Opioid Resource Hub (ORH or "The Hub"), a project that focuses on opioid awareness, treatment solutions, and education.

Opioid overdose prevention and treatment

This page contains links to information and resources (e.g., news articles, tools, websites, etc.) related to opioid overdose prevention, treatment for opioid addiction, harm reduction programs, etc

Ontario narcotic strategy

The information in this section has been compiled from external sources to promote awareness and support health care professionals (including physicians, dentists, pharmacists and nurses) to appropriately prescribe and dispense prescription opioids as well as methadone and buprenorphine treatment to patients.


Opioid overdose and naloxone

What does a naloxone kit look like?

Forms and checklists:

  • 5 steps to save a life
  • Pharmacist’s checklist for naloxone training – Ampule
  • Pharmacist’s checklist for naloxone training – vial


Supervised injection sites

Supervised injection sites in Toronto – FAQ


Standards and guidelines


CRISM National Guideline for the Clinical Management of Opioid Use Disorder

Buprenorphine/Naloxone for Opioid Dependence: Clinical Practice Guideline (2012): 

Methadone Maintenance Treatment Program Standards and Clinical Guidelines, 4th ed (CPSO, 2011) 

2017 Canadian Guideline for Opioids for Chronic Pain (National Pain Centre, McMaster University , 2017)


Health Quality Ontario – Quality Standards

Opioid Use Disorder : Care for People 16 Years of Age and Older

Opioid Prescribing for Chronic Pain: Care for People 15 Years of Age and Older

College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario: Methadone Program


Online communities of practice

ECHO Ontario Chronic Pain and Opioid Stewardship

ECHO Ontario Mental Health