What to expect during first treatment

DSM 5 Opioid Use Disorder Checklist

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Worksheet for DSM-5 criteria for diagnosis of Opioid Use Disorder

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Starting buprenorphine: A Patient's Guide

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This patient handout explains what each patient should do before, during, and after induction with buprenorphine.

Starting buprenorphine: A Patient's Guide

You can't just start or stop using buprenorphine-you have to be eased onto and off of it. The process of easing you onto buprenorphine is called induction.

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Provides patients with an in-depth look at what to expect from buprenorphine treatment including preparing for treatment, urine testing, counseling, and effects on sleep and relationships.
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The National Alliance of Advocates for Buprenorphine Treatment (NAABT)
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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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