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Best Practice Guidelines
The following best practice guidelines have been compiled as resources for physicians and other clinicians in an effort to promote accurate prescribing and improve the quality of treatment for persons in recovery.
Supporting Recovery from Opioid Addiction: Community Care Best Practice Guidelines for Recovery-Oriented Methadone Maintenance
Integrates recovery-oriented principles with the latest consensus practice guidelines and a phased-based approach:
"The recently released Community Care Best Practice Guidelines represent a major advance in the medication-assisted treatment of opioid dependence. I will link to them on my website this coming month and further disseminate them to interested parties. I get innumerable requests about how to increase the recovery orientation of medication-assisted treatment. The Community Care Guidelines will be helpful to many communities seeking this goal. Thank you for your hard work and leadership in this critical arena."
William White, MA
Supporting Recovery from Opioid Addiction: Best Practice Guidelines for Buprenorphine and Suboxone®
Includes best practices for:
Management of Benzodiazepines in Medication-Assisted Treatment
These best practices are divided into seven categories:
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