In 2017, 80% of the people who needed treatment at a specialty facility for illicit drug use didn’t receive treatment.1 The links below provide evidence-based information on practice guidance, buprenorphine waiver training, emergency department treatment, and overdose treatment. Starting in January 2020, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will pay Opioid Treatment Programs for opioid use disorder treatment services provided to people with Medicare Part B. Visit the CMS website to learn more.
OUD Treatments and Practice Guidance
- Science to Medicine: Medication Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder
- Effective Treatments for Opioid Addiction
- Medications to Treat Opioid Addiction
- National Guidelines for the Use of Medications in the Treatment of Addiction Involving Opioid Use
- Clinical Guidance for Treating Pregnant and Parenting Women With Opioid Use Disorder and Their Infants
- SAMHSA’s Providers Clinical Support System — Get access to training and mentoring programs for preventing, identifying, and treating opioid use disorders.
About Buprenorphine, Waiver Training, and Certification
- About Buprenorphine
- Qualifications to obtain your waiver
- Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder: Waiver Qualifying
- Study: Buprenorphine Benefits Waitlisted Seekers of Opioid Treatment
Emergency and Overdose Treatment
Treatment in the Emergency Department
- Science to Medicine: MAT in the ED – Review the latest science on medication treatment and read about how two physicians have integrated treatment into the Emergency Department
- Initiating Buprenorphine Treatment in the Emergency Department – Research-based tools, tips from providers, videos, and patient handouts
- Emergency Medicine Initiative (Addiction Policy Forum)
Visit the NIDAMED CME/CE page for trainings on treatment for opioid use disorder and opioid overdose.
More Treatment Resources
- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. (2018). Key substance use and mental health indicators in the United States: Results from the 2017 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (HHS Publication No. SMA 18-5068, NSDUH Series H-53). Rockville, MD: Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Retrieved from https://www.samhsa.gov/data/sites/default/files/cbhsq-reports/NSDUHDetailedTabs2017/NSDUHDetailedTabs2017.htm#tab5-46B
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