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ASAM National Practice Guideline for the Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder

Published: March 2020
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  • 30 pages
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  • 4.25" x 7.25"
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About the Authors
Additional Information
  • Key Points
  • Assessment and Diagnosis
  • Treatment Options
    • Treating Opioid Withdrawal
      • Methadone
      • Buprenorphine
      • Naltrexone
    • Psychosocial Treatment in Conjunction with Medications for the Treatment of OUD
  • Special Populations
    • Pregnant Women
    • Individuals with Pain
    • Adolescents
    • Co-occurring Psychiatric Disorders
    • Individuals in the Criminal Justice System
    • Naloxone for the Treatment of Opioid Overdose
  • Tables
    • Testing/Screening
    • Common Signs of Opioid Intoxication and Withdrawal
    • Related Physical Exam Findings in Substance Use Disorders
    • Medication Formulations
    • Bioequivalence Information and Charts
  • Algorithms
    • Evaluation and Treatment
    • Pregnancy
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ASAM, founded in 1954, is a professional society representing over 3,600 physicians, clinicians and associated professionals in the field of addiction medicine. ASAM is dedicated to increasing access and improving the quality of addiction treatment, educating physicians and the public, supporting research and prevention, and promoting the appropriate role of physicians in the care of patients with addiction.


This pocket guide attempts to define principles of practice that should produce high-quality patient care. It is applicable to specialists, primary care, and providers at all levels. This pocket guide should not be considered exclusive of other methods of care reasonably directed at obtaining the same results. The ultimate judgment concerning the propriety of any course of conduct must be made by the clinician after consideration of each individual patient situation. Neither IGC, the medical associations, nor the authors endorse any product or service associated with the distributor of this clinical reference tool.

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