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Evidence Brief: Benefits and Harms of Long-term Opioid Dose Reduction or Discontinuation in Patients with Chronic Pain

Source: Department of Veterans Affairs

A systematic review of the evidence for long term outcomes of tapering opioid doses in patients on long term opioid therapy for chronic pain from the Veterans Affairs Evidence Synthesis Program (ESP). The report analyzes published studies to determine the benefits and harms for patients when tapering their opioid medications to lower doses or discontinuation and reviews whether benefits and harms vary by

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Medication-Assisted Treatment and Other Behavioral Interventions for Opioid Use Disorder: Evidence, Guidelines, Policies, and Service Delivery Models – Rapid Review

Source: Center for Evidence-based Pollicy

This 2019 systematic review assesses the evidence for the effectiveness of behavioral health interventions as part of a medication-assisted treatment (MAT) regimen for opioid use disorder (OUD). The report also evaluates clinical practice guideline recommendations for behavioral health treatments as a part of MAT and describes 3 service delivery models that implement low-threshold MAT programs in Missouri, Virginia and in the Veterans Health Administration.

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ED-Initiated Buprenorphine – Resources for Providers

Evidence Ranking: Proven

Source: Yale School of Medicine

The Yale School of Medicine’s website contains comprehensive resources for providers interested in setting up a program to initiate buprenorphine treatment for individuals with opioid use disorder (OUD) seen in the emergency department (ED).

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Steve”s Story: Fighting for Kayce

Source: Real Talk Podcast

This 20 minute Real Talk podcast features one physician’s personal experience of having a family member addicted to opioids.

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Residential Treatment for Parents and Their Children: The Village Experience

Source: Valera Jackson

In the 1990s, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration provided grants to create family-centered, residential substance use disorder treatment programs that allowed children to reside with their parents. This 2004 case study looks at the Families in Transitions program

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Bexar County NAS Collaborative

Source: Bexar Country NAS Collaborative

The Bexar County, Texas Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) collaborative works to improve outcomes for mothers and infants affected by substance use disorder.

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