How-To: How to Refer Patients to an Addiction Specialist

Clinical tips and advice about:

  • When to refer patients to specialized substance abuse treatment
  • How to find addiction specialists and psychosocial treatment providers in your area
  • How to talk to a patient about referral to an addiction specialist
  • What information to provide patients when you refer them for buprenorphine or other substance abuse treatment

Plus resources on each page with additional tips and tools!

Written by Clinical Tools, Inc.

Reviewed by experts in buprenorphine treatment

Publication date February 9, 2009. Updated December 2013.
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