How-To Guide: How to Conduct Buprenorphine Induction

Clinical tips and advice about:

  • Basic induction and dosing
  • Complications of induction
  • Transferring patients from methadone to buprenorphine
  • Maintenance dosage
  • Tapering/discontinuation
  • Medically supervised withdrawal (detoxification)

Plus resources on each page with additional tips and tools!

Written by Clinical Tools, Inc.

Reviewed by experts in buprenorphine treatment

Publication updated: November 2011. Updated December 2013.
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