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Short article summarizing the results of a recent study looking at extending the role of buprenorphine for treatment of adolescents.
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National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
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Presentation discussing the treatment of acute and chronic pain in buprenorphine-maintained patients.
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Integrated Substance Abuse Program, UCLA
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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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Guideline document designed to aid treatment providers deliver better services to elderly patients with substance use disorders.
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Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
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The prescribing information from the makers of Suboxone® including side effects, contraindications and drug interactions.
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Reckitt Benckiser
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This is a continuing education course designed to introduce and demonstrate basic motivational interviewing techniques for primary care. For a CME version, visit SBIRTTraining.com.
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Clinical Tools, Inc.
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Describes the substance use disorders as defined in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5)
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Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
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This is an article written by CIGNA Behavioral Health's (CBH) Senior Medical Director. It describes how CIGNA addressed reimbursement, a major barrier to physician prescription of buprenorphine, by identifying an HCPCS code (H0033) that physicians can use to bill for the services provided during buprenorphine induction visits.
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Nemecek, Doug. Behavioral Healthcare: November 2007.
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Provides physicians with information on how to work with a patient who has co-occurring disorders, including how to engage the patient in treatment and how to develop a successful therapeutic relationship.
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Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
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Aids physicians in screening patients for opioid use disorders. Included are examples of screening instruments, recommendations of laboratory tests to complete, and medical disorders related to substance abuse.
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Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
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