Providing Information to Patients Referred for Buprenorphine or Other Substance Abuse Treatment

BrochuresPatients who have been referred for buprenorphine treatment may be anxious about what to expect. You can help ease patient concerns by providing some patient education materials about topics, such as:

  • substance abuse treatment
  • including information about how buprenorphine works
  • what treatment entails
  • benefits of treatment and recovery

See our list of downloadable patient education materials.

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Description: 
This web page provides educational materials on buprenorphine treatment including information on different stages of treatment, patient stories, educational essays, and a glossary.
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The National Alliance of Advocates for Buprenorphine Treatment (NAABT)
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Patient Handouts: 
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This printable patient brochure provides information about opioid dependence, buprenorphine, DATA 2000, and finding treatment.
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National Alliance of Advocates for Addiction Treatment (NAABT)
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Description: 
A comparison of cognitive performance outcomes of patients maintained on methadone versus those maintained on buprenorphine/naloxone during early opioid substitution treatment.
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Rapeli et al. BMC Clin Pharmacol.2007; 12;7:5.
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A systematic review and economic evaluation of methadone and buprenorphine for the management of opioid dependence.
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Health Technology Assessment; Vol 11: number 9. Connock et al., 2007.
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