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CDC Guidelines at a Glance

CDC guideline for prescribing opioids for chronic pain.


Beyond Antibiotics: A Practical Guide for the Infectious Disease Physician to Treat Opioid Use Disorder in the Setting of Associated Infectious Diseases

Guidelines for the comanagement of OUD and infectious diseases.


2019 Recommendations of the AMA Opioid Task Force

AMA Opioid Task Force issues new recommendations to urge policymakers to protect patients’ access to evidence-based treatment and remove barriers to comprehensive pain care.


Project Lazarus and Community of Care North Carolina Pain Management Toolkits

Project Lazarus and Community Care of North Carolina developed the Chronic Pain Initiative toolkits below to provide best practices and protocols for Primary Care Providers and Emergency Departments.


The Curbsiders Podcast #187 Buprenorphine Master Class: Managing Opioid Use Disorder for the Generalist

Get comfortable with counseling and pharmacotherapy for OUD with tips from Dr. Michael Fingerhood (Johns Hopkins).


The ASAM Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder Course

The ASAM Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder (TOUD) Course covers all medications and treatments for opioid use disorder, and provides the required education needed to obtain the waiver to prescribe buprenorphine. ASAM is an approved provider by CSAT/SAMHSA of DATA 2000 training.


Provider’s Clinical Support System for Medication-Assisted Treatment

PCSS is a program funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) created in response to the opioid overdose epidemic to train primary care providers in the evidence-based prevention and treatment of opioid use disorders (OUD) and treatment of chronic pain.


PCSS Overview of Medications for Addiction Treatment

Medications for Addiction Treatment (MAT) of Substance Use Disorders involve a combination of medications that target the brain and psychosocial interventions (e.g., counseling, skills development) aimed at improving treatment outcomes.


Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) for Opioid Use Disorder in Jails and Prisons: A Planning and Implementation Toolkit

To reduce the risk of opioid overdose and recidivism and to better serve incarcerated individuals with opioid use disorder, the National Council, in partnership with Vital Strategies and faculty from Johns Hopkins University, developed a new resource guide titled Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder in Jails and Prisons: A Planning and Implementation Toolkit.


Free MAT Trainings for Prescribers

The overarching goal of PCSS is to provide the most effective evidence-based clinical practices in preventing OUD through proper opioid prescribing practices, identifying patients with OUD, and the treatment of opioid use disorder.