Stabilization and maintenance

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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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Guidelines from Boston Medical Center designed for patient maintained on buprenorphine underdoing invasive procedures.
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Colleen LaBelle, Boston Medical Center
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This web page provides brief recommendations for monitoring patients undergoing buprenorphine treatment using liver function tests, and the proper actions to take if a patient develops hepatitis.
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PCSS Guidance
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Journal abstract that examines whether there's an association of ethnicity and race with treatment response to buprenorphine.
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Brown, et al., Department of Psychiatry, The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
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This article provides guidance on the treatment of alcohol and drug abuse, and discusses various treatment plans.
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National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
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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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This journal article compares the effectiveness of detoxification vs. continuing buprenorphine-naloxone therapy for treating opioid-addicted adolescents. The study followed 152 patients between the ages of 15 and 21 who were randomly selected to receive either a 12-week buprenorphone-naloxone program, or a 14-day taper.
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The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA)
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These case studies are intended to serve as a supplement to the buprenorphine training. Areas covered include: patient assessment, induction, and maintenance. These cases can be used free of charge.
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Clinical Tools, Inc.
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