About opioid dependence and addiction

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A reference tool used to provide clinicians with stabilization resources for substance use disorder within active duty and veteran populations, including resources on pharmacological treatment and substance titration.
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VA/DoD Clinical Practice Guideline for the Management of Substance Use Disorders
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The Legal Action Center’s MAT Advocacy Toolkit can help you fight for your right to medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for opioid addiction. MAT involves the use of medications, such as methadone, buprenorphine/naloxone (Suboxone) and injectable naltrexone (Vivitrol), in combination with counseling. Dozens of studies have shown that MAT reduces illicit drug use, crime, and communicable disease. Yet courts, probation, parole, and child welfare officials often force people to stop MAT against their doctor’s recommendation.
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Legal Action Center
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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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Provides patients with an in-depth look at what to expect from buprenorphine treatment including preparing for treatment, urine testing, counseling, and effects on sleep and relationships.
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The National Alliance of Advocates for Buprenorphine Treatment (NAABT)
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This booklet provides general scientific information for the public about drug addiction and approaches to prevent and treat drug addiction.
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National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
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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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