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Buprenorphine Training Resources- Physicians SAMHSA
Find information about the eight-hour buprenorphine waiver training courses that are required for physicians to prescribe and dispense buprenorphine.
http://www.samhsa.gov/medication-assisted-treatment/training-resources/buprenorphine-physician-training

Buprenorphine Training Resources- NPs & PAs SAMHSA
Learn how nurse practitioners (NPs) and physician assistants (PAs) can train and apply to become DATA-waiver practitioners.                                                                             
www.samhsa.gov/medication-assisted-treatment/qualify-nps-pas-waivers

PCSS-MAT Education & Training
Clinical support is provided through online modules, webinars, archived webinars and the PCSS-MAT mentoring program.
http://pcssmat.org/education-training/

Free Online Buprenorphine Waiver Training for Physicians Practicing in Baltimore City and Maryland Counties
http://www.bhsbaltimore.org/site/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/Bup-Online-Training-Notice-03-25-14.pdf

MAT Waiver Training
PCSS-MAT offers free 8 hour MAT waiver training for providers to prescribe medication for the treatment of opioid use disorder.
https://pcssnow.org/education-training/mat-training/

Substance Abuse Confidentiality Regulations
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) regarding the Substance Abuse Confidentiality Regulations.
https://www.samhsa.gov/about-us/who-we-are/laws-regulations/confidentiality-regulations-faqs

SAMHSA - TIP 45: Detoxification and Substance Abuse Treatment
This guide educates substance use counselors and clinicians about detoxification and withdrawal.
https://store.samhsa.gov/shin/content//SMA15-4131/SMA15-4131.pdf

SAMHSA - Opioid Overdose Prevention Toolkit
This toolkit offers strategies to health care providers, communities, and local governments for developing practices and policies to help prevent opioid-related overdoses and deaths.
https://store.samhsa.gov/shin/content//SMA18-4742/SMA18-4742.pdf

SAMHSA - Prevención de la Sobredosis de Opioides Manual de Instrucción
Equipa a los proveedores de atención médica, las comunidades y los gobiernos locales con materiales para desarrollar prácticas y políticas para ayudar a prevenir las sobredosis y las muertes relacionadas con los opioides.
https://store.samhsa.gov/shin/content//SMA18-4742SPANISH/SMA18-4742SPANISH.pdf

SAMHSA - Healthy Pregnancy Healthy Baby Fact Sheets
This series of four fact sheets emphasizes the importance of continuing a mother's treatment for opioid use disorder (OUD) throughout pregnancy.
https://store.samhsa.gov/product/SMA18-5071

Collaborative Family Healthcare Association - Collaborative Care Webinars
https://www.cfha.net/page/WebinarArchives

Facing Addiction in America: The Surgeon General's Spotlight on Opioids
The Spotlight on Opioids assembles opioid-related information from the Surgeon General’s Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health into one document to better inform the general public, especially family and friends of people with an elevated risk of opioid overdose, opioid misuse, and/or opioid use disorder. 
https://addiction.surgeongeneral.gov/sites/default/files/Spotlight-on-Opioids_09192018.pdf

Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT)

SAMHSA Medication Assisted Treatment
Information and resources for medical professionals on MAT
https://www.samhsa.gov/medication-assisted-treatment

SAMHSA Treatment Improvement Protocol: TIP 63
Medications for Opioid Use Disorder for Healthcare and Addiction Professionals, Policymakers, Patients, and Families
https://store.samhsa.gov/shin/content//SMA18-5063FULLDOC/SMA18-5063FULLDOC.pdf

Medication Assisted Treatment for Opioid Addiction: Pocket Guide Physicians SAMHSA
Condensed, downloadable guide on Medication Assisted Treatment for Opioid Addiction.
https://store.samhsa.gov/shin/content//SMA16-4892PG/SMA16-4892PG.pdf

ASAM National Practice Guidelines for Medications in Treating Opioid Addiction
Provides information on evidence-based treatment of opioid use disorder.
www.asam.org/docs/default-source/practice-support/guidelines-and-consensus-docs/asam-national-practice-guideline-supplement.pdf

Sublingual & Transmucosal Buprenorphine for OUD: Review and Update- SAMHSA Advisory 2016
This advisory summarizes data on the use of sublingual and transmucosal buprenorphine for the medication-assisted treatment of opioid use disorder.
https://store.samhsa.gov/shin/content//SMA16-4938/SMA16-4938.pdf

MATx Mobile App for MAT- Providers SAMHSA
This free app supports practitioners who currently provide medication-assisted treatment (MAT), as well as those who plan to do so in the future.
https://store.samhsa.gov/shin/content//SMA14-4892R/SMA14-4892R.pdf

Vivitrol Guide for Clinicians SAMHSA                                                                                        
This guide explains how to use extended-release injectable naltrexone as part of medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for opioid use disorder. It covers assessing patients, initiating MAT, monitoring progress, and deciding when to end treatment.
https://store.samhsa.gov/shin/content//SMA14-4892R/SMA14-4892R.pdf

Management of Opioid Withdrawal and Overdose
This module describes the management of opioid withdrawal, including induction on to maintenance medication treatment, and overdose.
https://pcssnow.org/education-training/training-courses/management-opioid-withdrawal-overdose/

Buprenorphine Formulations: Clinical Best Practice Strategies Recommendations for Perioperative Management of Patients Undergoing Surgical or Interventional Pain Procedures
The present investigation aims to review the literature and provide recommendations when encountering a patient on buprenorphine therapy who is scheduled for a surgical or interventional pain procedure.
http://www.painphysicianjournal.com/current/pdf?article=NTAwMQ%3D%3D&journal=109

Moving Addiction Care to the Mainstream - Improving the Quality of Buprenorphine Treatment
Perspective in The New England Journal of Medicine
https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMp1804059

Methadone in Primary Care - One Small Step for Congress, One Giant Leap for Addiction Treatment
Perspective in The New England Journal of Medicine
https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMp1803982

Primary Care and the Opioid-Overdose Crisis -- Buprenorphine Myths and Realities
Perspective in The New England Journal of Medicine
https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMp1802741 

Medication Treatment for Opiod Use Disorder in the Primary Care Setting
Getting started: Preparing your practice and treating patients
https://www.drugabuse.gov/nidamed-medical-health-professionals/science-to-medicine-medication-treatment-opioid-use-disorder/medication-treatment-opioid-use-disorder-in-primary-care

 

 

 

Treatment Locator Resources

Maryland Certified Treatment Directory
A listing of all state certified substance abuse treatment programs in Maryland.
http://128.8.19.106/resource_new_v1

Opioid Treatment Program Directory
A state-by-state directory of opioid treatment programs.
http://dpt2.samhsa.gov/treatment/directory.aspx

Buprenorphine Treatment Physician Locator
Find physicians authorized to treat opioid dependence with buprenorphine by state.
http://www.samhsa.gov/medication-assisted-treatment/physician-program-data/treatment-physician-locator

Treatment Programs Offering Buprenorphine in Baltimore City
The Baltimore Buprenorphine Initiative (BBI) expands access to treatment in Baltimore City for individuals who have opioid dependence.
http://www.bhsbaltimore.org/for-individuals-and-families/bbi/patients-families/

Webcasts

SAMHSA: The Power of Perceptions and Understanding: Changing How We Deliver Treatment and Recovery Services
This four-part webcast series educates healthcare professionals about the importance of using approaches that are free of discriminatory attitudes and behaviors in treating individuals with substance use disorders (SUDs) and related conditions, as well as patients living their lives in recovery.
https://www.samhsa.gov/power-perceptions-understanding/webcasts

Behavioral Health Resources

Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator
A confidential and anonymous source of information for persons seeking treatment facilities in the United States or U.S. Territories for substance abuse/addiction and/or mental health problems.  
https://findtreatment.samhsa.gov

SAMHSA: The Power of Perceptions and Understanding: Changing How We Deliver Treatment and Recovery Services
This four-part webcast series educates healthcare professionals about the importance of using approaches that are free of discriminatory attitudes and behaviors in treating individuals with substance use disorders (SUDs) and related conditions, as well as patients living their lives in recovery.
https://www.samhsa.gov/power-perceptions-understanding/webcasts

Pain Resources

CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain
CDC Guide to provide recommendations for the prescribing of opioid pain medication for patients 18 and older in primary care settings.
https://www.cdc.gov/drugoverdose/prescribing/guideline.html

CDC Guideline Resources: Clinical Tools
These clinical tools have been developed with the primary care provider, in mind, to help carry out the complex task of balancing pain management with the potential risks that prescription opioids pose.
https://www.cdc.gov/drugoverdose/prescribing/clinical-tools.html

SCOPE of Pain
Find information, resources and tools about safe and competent opioid prescribing for patients with chronic pain.
https://www.scopeofpain.com/tools-resources/

For Patients

Treatment Programs Offering Buprenorphine in Baltimore City
The Baltimore Buprenorphine Initiative (BBI) expands access to treatment in Baltimore City for individuals who have opioid dependence.
http://www.bhsbaltimore.org/for-individuals-and-families/bbi/patients-families/

SAMHSA Shared Decision Making Tool For OUD                                                                       
This decision support tool is for people who want information about the role of medications in treating opioid use disorder.
https://store.samhsa.gov/shin/content//SMA16-4993/SMA16-4993.pdf

Medication Assisted Treatment for Opioid Addiction: Facts for Families & Friends SAMHSA-Booklet  
Information for friends and family on the treatment and recovery of opioid addiction.  
http://www.ct.gov/dmhas/lib/dmhas/publications/MAT-InfoFamilyFriends.pdf

PCSS: Patients/Families and Community
Information and links for friends and family on addiction and recovery.
https://pcssnow.org/resource/mat-handouts-for-patients-and-family-members/

Treatment Improvement Protocol: TIP 63
Medications for Opioid Use Disorder for Healthcare and Addiction Professionals, Policymakers, Patients, and Families.
https://store.samhsa.gov/shin/content//SMA18-5063FULLDOC/SMA18-5063FULLDOC.pdf

Opioid Facts for Teens
The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) designed this guide to help teens and their families learn the facts about opioids and make smart, informed decisions.
https://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/opioid-facts-teens/letter-to-teens

Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator
A confidential and anonymous source of information for persons seeking treatment facilities in the United States or U.S. Territories for substance abuse/addiction and/or mental health problems.   
https://findtreatment.samhsa.gov

SAMHSA - Healthy Pregnancy Healthy Baby Fact Sheets
This series of four fact sheets emphasizes the importance of continuing a mother's treatment for opioid use disorder (OUD) throughout pregnancy.
https://store.samhsa.gov/product/SMA18-5071

Facing Addiction in America: The Surgeon General's Spotlight on Opioids
The Spotlight on Opioids assembles opioid-related information from the Surgeon General’s Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health into one document to better inform the general public, especially family and friends of people with an elevated risk of opioid overdose, opioid misuse, and/or opioid use disorder. 
https://addiction.surgeongeneral.gov/sites/default/files/Spotlight-on-Opioids_09192018.pdf

Additional Resources

Behavioral Health Administration, Maryland Department of Health
Learn more about how Maryland is combatting the heroin and opioid crisis
https://bha.health.maryland.gov/Pages/Index.aspx

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism Clinician Resources
Resources for clinicians, physicians, social workers, and other healthcare professionals
www.niaaa.nih.gov/publications/clinical-guides-and-manuals

National Institutes on Drug Abuse Clinician Resources                                                                       
Science-based resources to health professionals on the causes and consequences of drug use and addiction, and advances in pain management.
https://www.drugabuse.gov/nidamed-medical-health-professionals

Clinical Guidance for Treating Pregnant and Parenting Women with Opioid Use Disorder and Their Infants  
This clinical guide provides comprehensive, national guidance for optimal management of pregnant and parenting women with opioid use disorder and their infants.
https://store.samhsa.gov/shin/content//SMA18-5054c/SMA18-5054.pdf

JAMA Article: Receipt of Timely Addiction Treatment and Association of Early Medication Treatment With Retention in Care Among Youths With Opioid Use Disorder
In this multistate study of youth addiction treatment and retention, the authors found that three-quarters of youths diagnosed with OUD received treatment within three months but most treatment included only behavioral health services.
https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamapediatrics/article-abstract/2698965?resultClick=1

MACS Templates

  1. MACS Progress Note
  2. MACS Annual Physical
  3. MACS Admission HP
  4. MACS Meds Problems Allergies Template

Medicaid/Behavioral Health Pre-authorization Number: 1-800-932-3918

MACS Webinars

ASAM 101 AND Maryland's Behavioral Health System
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