SAMHSA recently announced the release of a new pocket guide for health professionals, Medication-Assisted Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder.
This pocket guide offers:
- A checklist for prescribing medication
- U.S. Food and Drug Administration-approved medications for use in the treatment of opioid use disorder, including extended-release injectable naltrexone, methadone, and buprenorphine
- Screening and assessment tools, including an 11-item scale, the Clinical Opiate Withdrawal Scale
- Best practices and patient care.
The pocket guide is available at: http://store.samhsa.gov/product/SMA16-4892PG
Source: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration – March 2016