Locating Addiction Specialists and Psychosocial Treatment Providers

ReferralPhysicians who do not want to prescribe buprenorphine should maintain a list of local treatment providers where they can refer patients when opioid use disorder is identified or suspected.

Physicians who are starting a buprenorphine practice should assemble a list of treatment providers in their area where you can refer patients for psychosocial treatment. It is also helpful to contact a few other buprenorphine providers in your area in case a consultation is needed, a complication arises, for back-up for vacations, or for other unforeseen emergencies (so that patients can still get treatment or prescriptions if you are unavailable).

Related Resources: 
Description: 
Guideline document discussing the psychosocial treatment buprenorphine patients should receive.
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Physician Clinical Support System (PCSS-MAT)
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Description: 
A directory of treatment programs and physicians authorized to treat patients with buprenorphine.
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Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
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Description: 
Search tool where a patient or physician can enter their zipcode and receive a listing of the closest buprenorphine counselors, pharmacies, treatment facilities, and support groups.
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The National Alliance of Advocates for Buprenorphine Treatment (NAABT)
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Description: 
This brochure provides information for patients on how to locate a physician certified to provide buprenorphine treatment.
Source: 
The National Alliance of Advocates for Buprenorphine Treatment (NAABT)
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Listing of State Agencies and Organizations

Description: 
A listing of websites and other contact information for state agencies that regulate substance dependence treatment. Many provide resources to assist patients or physicians in identifying treatment providers.

Description: 
This page provides a search form for regional branches of Narcotics Anonymous to locate meetings in a specific area.
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Narcotics Anonymous (NA)
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