Referral

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This Clinical Practice Guideline is intended to provide primary care clinicians and other healthcare providers with a framework by which to evaluate, treat, and manage the individual needs and preferences of patients with substance use disorders (SUD), leading to improved clinical outcomes. (From the website.)
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Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Defense
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Find Opioid Treatment Programs by state.
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SAMHSA
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Described on the ASAM website as, "the most widely used and comprehensive set of guidelines for placement, continued stay and transfer/discharge of patients with addiction and co-occurring conditions.
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ASAM
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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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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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