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Describes the National Commission on Correctional Health Care position for how to treat substance use disorders for people in custody. It focuses on alcohol, benzodiazepine, and opioid use disorders.
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The questions and answers are intended to summarize and provide general information regarding the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Interim Final Rule with Request for Comment "Electronic Prescriptions for Controlled Substances" (21 CFR Parts 1300, 1304, 1306 and 1311; October 19, 2011) [Docket No. DEA-360].
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DEA
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A 585 page report by the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse document the evidence defining and describing the disease of addiction/risky substance use. It describes the need for and effectiveness of wide screening and interventions treatment and disease management tools and therapies as well as the populations in greatest need of therapies. The barriers to treatment, training and education gaps, and consequences and costs of inadequate prevention and treatment are all described. Finally, profound gaps between those who need treatment and those who receive quality care are described.
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National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse
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This clinical guidance from the PCSS provides facts and tips about treating adolescent patients with buprenorphine.
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PCSS-Buprenorphine
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This chapter from TIP 43: Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Addiction in Opioid Treatment Programs discusses the use of drug testing as a means of monitoring patient progress and treatment efficacy. This chapter details several methods for implementing drug testing, their effectiveness, and their pros and cons.
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Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT)
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Risk Factors: How can health professionals mitigate these risks?

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This is a brief list of risk factors to look for when evaluating patients for substance abuse. There is also guidance on how health professionals can mitigate adolescent risk for substance abuse.

Risk can foreshadow potential substance abuse; thus, a provider noticing such factors is able to practice prevention. There are a variety of risk factors that have been linked to drug experimentation, abuse, or dependence by adolescents:

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This guide contains information for health care providers on the problem of drug-exposed infants and their families. Topics covered include medical management, followup and aftercare, psychosocial services, ethical and legal guidelines, and quality assurance.
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Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT)
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This website provides online access to findings from three national studies of drug abuse treatment effectiveness funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse. The information is usefully organized by population (adults and adolescents) and modality (outpatient methadone, outpatient drug-free, short-term inpatient, and long-term residential).
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Texas Christian University
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