Resource Center: Patient education materials

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This locator searches the public SAMHSA database of buprenorphine treatment providers, and provides additional information about the closest counselors/therapists and pharmacies that carry buprenorphine.
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The National Alliance of Advocates for Buprenorphine Treatment (NAABT)
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Lists contact information for state agencies that deal with substance abuse.
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Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
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This online peer support group is for people with addiction disorders and their families and friends. The site includes forums, live chats, and educational materials, and a number of other resources.
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AddictionSurvivors.org
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This web page provides information for the patient on pronunciation, brand names, common uses, how to use, missed doses, precautions, side effects, drug interactions, proper storage, and more.
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Kaiser Permanente
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La buprenorfina sublingual, y la buprenorfina y naloxona. This patient education resource addresses common questions about buprenorphine treatment for opioid dependence.
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Medline Plus
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This research report from NIDA - written in Spanish - discusses the scope of heroin use in the US, immediate and long term effects of heroin use, the medical complications of heroin use, how heroin abuse affects pregnant women, and more. It also discusses treatments for heroin addiction, including buprenorphine.
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National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
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This document from NIDA discusses how heroin is abused, how it affects the brain, and adverse affects it has on health. Treatment options are also discussed, with information on methadone, buprenorphine, and naltrexone.
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National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
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This website from the makers of Suboxone® provides many helpful support tools and resources for patients taking buprenorphine for opioid dependence. It includes psychosocial tools (motivational quizzes, goal-setting tools) and medical information. This website is one component of Reckitt Benckiser's Here to Help campaign; it also includes care coordinators and care coaches who will help patients in the early stages of treatment to find and stay in treatment.
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Reckitt Benckiser
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Information from the CDC on prevention, detection, and epidemiology of HIV/AIDS, including fact sheets suitable for patients.
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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
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Buprenorphine tablets are approved for the treatment of opiate dependence. Buprenorphine treats opiate addiction by preventing symptoms of withdrawal from heroin and other opiates.
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Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
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