General information - opioid addiction

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This step-by-step guide provides medical professionals a clear clinical plan from patient history intake to follow-up visit after administering XR-Naltrexone injections.
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Clinical guidelines, literature review, and analysis of the evidence on the use of opioids for chronic pain. Recommendations are also made for prescribing opioids for acute pain.
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CDC
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Resource for clinicians "about evidence based approaches to safe prescribing practices for opioid medications including assessment of pain, screening for depression and risk of opioid abuse." Includes sections: Evaluate; Manage Use; Discontinue; Resources. PCSS-O is "a collaborative project led by American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry with: American Dental Association, American Medical Association, American Osteopathic Academy of Addiction Medicine, American Psychiatric Association, American Society for Pain Management Nursing, and International Nurses Society on Addictions." Includes sections: Evaluate; Manage Use; Discontinue; Resources.
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PCSS-O
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This document, first published in 2004 and revised in July 2013, is a model policy for state medical boards to use in developing their guidelines for use of opioids in treating chronic pain. These Model Guidelines provide the FSMB's policy on proper treatment of pain and the use of opioids when necessary to manage pain. Source: Federal State Medical Boards (FSMB)
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FSMB
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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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A Campaign to teach individuals and doctors about the risk of death by overdose common in chronic pain patients. Sponsored by Life Source.
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Zero Unintentional Deaths
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A 585 page report by the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse document the evidence defining and describing the disease of addiction/risky substance use. It describes the need for and effectiveness of wide screening and interventions treatment and disease management tools and therapies as well as the populations in greatest need of therapies. The barriers to treatment, training and education gaps, and consequences and costs of inadequate prevention and treatment are all described. Finally, profound gaps between those who need treatment and those who receive quality care are described.
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National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse
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Practical tools and guidance for treating chronic pain in adults who have a history of substance use disorders. Topics include chronic pain management, treatment with opioids, substance abuse assessments and referrals.
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SAMHSA
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