Referral

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A treatment facility locator for individuals with substance use disorders and/or mental health problems.
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SAMHSA.gov
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This study found that specialists and PCPs perceive the quality of their communications with each other differently regarding referral and consultations. Physicians who did not receive timely communications regarding referrals or consultation reported that it impacted their ability to provide high quality care. This highlights the importance of effective referral as a clinical skill, and the need to improve inter-profession communication between primary care physicians and specialists.
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Archives of Internal Medicine (Jan 10, 2011)
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CTI Referral Form for Substance Abuse Treatment

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Form3used for referral to substance abuse treatment or counseling.

This form is for use by a primary care provider to refer a patient for substance abuse treatment. It could also be used to refer the patient for counseling.

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Unlikely Candidates for Office-Based Treatment

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This is a list of factors or issues that may make a certain patient unsuitable for office-based buprenorphine treatment.

Certain circumstances and/or issues can make a patient a less-than-ideal candidate for office-based buprenorphine treatment, including the following:

  • Multiple previous failed treatment attempts and relapses

  • No response to buprenorphine during past attempts

  • High level of physical dependence and the resulting risk for severe withdrawal

  • Dependence on high doses of benzodiazepines, alcohol, or other central nervous system depressants

  • Significant psychiatric comorbidity

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This TIP, Substance Abuse Treatment for Persons With Co-Occurring Disorders, revises TIP 9, Assessment and Treatment of Patients With Coexisting Mental Illness and Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse. The revised TIP provides information about new developments in the rapidly growing field of co-occurring substance use and mental disorders and captures the state-of-the-art in the treatment of people with co-occurring disorders. The TIP focuses on what the substance abuse treatment clinician needs to know and provides that information in an accessible manner. The TIP synthesizes knowledge and grounds it in the practical realities of clinical cases and real situations so the reader will come away with increased knowledge, encouragement, and resourcefulness in working with clients with co-occurring disorders.
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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, SAMHSA
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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 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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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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A directory of treatment programs and physicians authorized to treat patients with buprenorphine.
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Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
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This page provides a search form for regional branches of Narcotics Anonymous to locate meetings in a specific area.
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Narcotics Anonymous (NA)
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