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This document provides a form for recording important information about prospective patients, including drug use history, treatment history, criminal history, health information, and more.
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Colleen LaBelle, RN/Boston Medical Center
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This form provides a list of important considerations when determining whether a methadone patient is a candidate for transfer to buprenorphine treatment, including social, medical, and psychiatric history.
Source: 
Colleen LaBelle, RN/Boston Medical Center
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Guideline document discussing the psychosocial treatment buprenorphine patients should receive.
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Physician Clinical Support System (PCSS-MAT)
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This booklet provides a general overview of the principles that characterize effective treatment for drug addiction, and can be used to introduce staff and patients to this topic.
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National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
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One-page handout that provides graphics and a description of the pharmacology of buprenorphine in layman's terms.
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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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This brochure provides information for patients on how to locate a physician certified to provide buprenorphine treatment.
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The National Alliance of Advocates for Buprenorphine Treatment (NAABT)
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List of contact information and websites for all of the state health departments.
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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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This article provides guidelines and advice for physicians interested in prescribing buprenorphine. It also includes a clinical patient profile and discusses how to handle various aspects of her treatment.
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Annals of Internal Medicine, 2008
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This continuing education course instructs physicians, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners who prescribe narcotics on some the requirements and subtleties of buprenorphine treatment that can lead to effective and relatively safe treatment of opioid use disorder.
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Clinical Tools, Inc.
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