Pharmacology

Opioid Receptors
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This flow chart for buprenorphine treatment displays the steps to patient recovery, from initial patient contact or referral, through intake process, induction, day #2, stabilization, maintenance, and tapering.
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Colleen LaBelle, RN/Boston Medical Center
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One-page handout that provides graphics and a description of the pharmacology of buprenorphine in layman's terms.
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The National Alliance of Advocates for Buprenorphine Treatment (NAABT)
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Prescribing information for Zubsolv sublingual tablets
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Zubsolv
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Table of drug Interactions between methadone or buprenorphine and other medications from a review by McCance-Katz, Sullivan, and Nallani (2010).
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Am J Addict
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Zubsolv is a product for the treatment of opioid dependence. In July 2013, Zubsolv was approved for the maintenance treatment of opioid dependence by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, FDA.
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Orexo
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Guidelines from Boston Medical Center designed for patient maintained on buprenorphine underdoing invasive procedures.
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Colleen LaBelle, Boston Medical Center
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This article reviews the role of buprenorphine in treating patients with pain.
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Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
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This article provides guidance on the treatment of alcohol and drug abuse, and discusses various treatment plans.
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National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
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This TIP, Substance Abuse Treatment for Persons With Co-Occurring Disorders, revises TIP 9, Assessment and Treatment of Patients With Coexisting Mental Illness and Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse. The revised TIP provides information about new developments in the rapidly growing field of co-occurring substance use and mental disorders and captures the state-of-the-art in the treatment of people with co-occurring disorders. The TIP focuses on what the substance abuse treatment clinician needs to know and provides that information in an accessible manner. The TIP synthesizes knowledge and grounds it in the practical realities of clinical cases and real situations so the reader will come away with increased knowledge, encouragement, and resourcefulness in working with clients with co-occurring disorders.
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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, SAMHSA
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