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Opioid use and resources

The opioid crisis is a public health emergency. Together we can help our members and their families find the resources they need to avoid, treat or recover from opioid use disorder.  

Opioid addiction resources and links

The SAMHSA website has many articles and educational resources about opioid use disorder. It’s a great place to get started when learning about opioid use. You can also direct our members to the site for information on getting treatment.

The SAMHSA site has information about:


  • Treatment resources
  • Medication-assisted treatment
  • The Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) solution
  • Evidenced-based treatment practices

The CDC has information about opioid use and overdose prevention including:


  • Overdose facts and data
  • Overdose prevention
  • How to connect members to medication treatment options

Learn more about preventing prescription painkiller abuse in Florida on its Dose of Reality website


You’ll find information like:


  • Facts about painkiller abuse in Florida
  • Florida’s Opioid Task Force
  • Drug take-back locations
  • How to find support, including treatment services and other resources 

Drug take-back locations provide a safe, secure, and responsible means of disposing of unused prescription drugs. People can drop off their medications, and the location ensures proper, safe disposal.  


Find a nearby drug take-back location.

Learn more about how to identify opioid use in pregnant patients and how to support them and their children.

Medication-assisted treatment: Pharmacy prior authorization (PA) forms

Medication-assisted treatment: Pharmacy prior authorization (PA) forms

Here are our PA forms for medication-assisted treatment for opioid use disorder:


Buprenorphine (PDF)

Abuse deterrents (PDF)

Methadone (PDF)

Vivitrol (PDF)


You can visit the prior authorization page for details about our PA process. 

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