Resource Center: Patient education materials

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This flow chart for buprenorphine treatment displays the steps to patient recovery, from initial patient contact or referral, through intake process, induction, day #2, stabilization, maintenance, and tapering.
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Colleen LaBelle, RN/Boston Medical Center
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Physician stage in practice: 
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One-page handout that provides graphics and a description of the pharmacology of buprenorphine in layman's terms.
Source: 
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.
Source: 
National Alliance of Advocates for Addiction Treatment (NAABT)
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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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Physician stage in practice: 
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Guidance on the legal rights of individuals with alcohol and drug problems to help patients understand how they are protected from discrimination.
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The National Alliance of Advocates for Buprenorphine Treatment (NAABT)
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Patient Handouts: 
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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 booklet provides general scientific information for the public about drug addiction and approaches to prevent and treat drug addiction.
Source: 
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
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This PDF Document contains the Clinical Opioid Withdrawal Scale (COWS), a common instrument used to assess a patient's opioid withdrawal severity.
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California Society of Addiction Medicine (CSAM)
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Patient Handouts: 
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Provides patients with an in-depth look at what to expect from buprenorphine treatment including preparing for treatment, urine testing, counseling, and effects on sleep and relationships.
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The National Alliance of Advocates for Buprenorphine Treatment (NAABT)
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Physician stage in practice: 
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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