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Medications for Opioid Use Disorder – Treatment Improvement Protocol 63: For Healthcare and Addiction Professionals, Policymakers, Patients, and Families

Source: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

SAMHSA’s 2018 Treatment Improvement Protocol is a comprehensive discussion of medication assisted treatment for opioid use disorder. This 322 page report includes sections targeted to healthcare providers and addiction treatment professionals, policy makers, and patients and their families.

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Know Your Rights: Rights for Individuals on Medication-Assisted Treatment

Source: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

This 2009 publication by SAMHSA and the Legal Rights Center explains the federal laws that protect the rights of individuals receiving medication assisted treatment for opioid use disorder and provides guidance to individuals on how to protect their rights.

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Medications for Opioid Use Disorder Save Lives: Consensus Study Report – Highlights

Evidence Ranking: Proven

Source: National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine

This four page document presents the highlights from the 2019 National Academies report on medication assisted treatment for opioid use disorder. Funding Source: National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Institutes of Health; Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

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Benzodiazepine Use and Medication-Assisted Treatment

Source: Institute for Research, Education & Training in Addictions (IRETA)

This patient education publication describes the risks of taking benzodiazepine medications while also being treated for opioid use disorder with medication assisted treatment.

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Medication Assisted Therapy (MAT)

Source: College of Psychiatric and Neuerologic Pharmacists

This patient education guide prepared by the College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists explains medication assisted treatment for opioid use disorder. Funding Source: College of Psychiatric and Neuerologic Pharmacists

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Implementing Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder in Rural Primary Care: Environmental Scan – Volume 2, Tools and Resources

Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality has compiled this guide to tools and resources available to help create or expand medication assisted treatment (MAT) for opioid use disorder (OUD), particularly in rural areas. The tools are grouped into four categories: tools for prevention of OUD, tools to assist in training or educating individuals about MAT, tools for implementing MAT programs in office-based settings, and tools for preventing or responding to opioid overdose.

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Evidence for the Efficacy of Pain Medications

Source: Donald Teater - National Safety Council

This report provides an overview of the evidence of the relative effectiveness of pain medications, including opioids and nonsterioidal anti-inflammatory drugs.

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Managing Your Pain: Which Approach is Right for You?

Source: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

This patient guide from SAMHSA describes non-pharmacological treatments for pain including acupuncture, chiropractic, cognitive behavioral therapy, massage therapy, medication and relaxation, physical therapy, and yoga.

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