Physician and staff training

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The guideline provides recommendations for practice interventions and evaluations when using opioid therapy to treat chronic non-cancer pain. It is entirely evidence-based and uses clinical algorithms to optimize the use of opioid therapy.
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Department of Veterans Affairs; Department of Defense
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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 webpage on the PCSS-MAT website links to list of modules, webinars, waiver eligibility training, and a calendar of events. The monthly webinars are sponsored by several professional societies and are archived. Physicians can register for the webinars online. Experienced mentors can be requested through this website. Resources and Clinical Tools including forms and clinical guidance are also available.
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PCSS-MAT
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This web page is dedicated to motivational interviewing training. It contains links to a variety of articles, addressing all areas of MI from brief overviews to history, philosophy, principles, working with resistance, interaction techniques, and strategies. The site has a library, training information, and special populations information.
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Mid-Atlantic Addiction Technology Transfer Center
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The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) provides this website so that physicians can improve the deliver and financing of prevention, treatment and recovery support services to patients.
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Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
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The California Society of Addiction Medicine (CSAM) website provides information and materials for buprenorphine treatment providers, including screening tools and sample consent and patient agreement forms, and provides links to other helpful resources.
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California Society of Addiction Medicine (CSAM)
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PCSS-MAT is a free mentoring service funded by SAMHSA and coordinated by ASAM. The PCSS-MAT can match you with a physician mentor from your local area with whom you can discuss practice and treatment issues with him/her. NOTE: was previously known as PCSS-B for buprenorphine
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Physician Clinical Support System (PCSS)
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Description of the guidelines that encourage state medical boards to adopt consistent standards in terms of addiction care.
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Federation of State Medical Boards of the United States, Inc
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Information from the CSAT Buprenorphine Information Center on the criteria required to receive waiver under DATA 2000.
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CSAT Buprenorphine Information Center
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