Use of Medications in the Treatment of Addiction Involving Opioid Use GUIDELINES Pocket Guide

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American Society of Addiction Medicine

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The Opioid Addiction GUIDELINES Pocket Guide is based on the latest guidelines of the American Society of Addiction Medicine and was developed with their collaboration. It contains detailed recommendations for the assessment and treatment of opioid addiction and withdrawal including pregnant women, adolescents, prisoners and individuals in pain and with coexisting psychiatric illness.  OOWS, SOWS and COWS signs are listed. It details the use of naloxone for overdose and methadone, buprenorphine and naltrexone for withdrawal.  Drug doses, preparations, equivalents and conversion tables are included.

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  • 22 pages
  • 80# Diamond Silk Cover with Satin Aqueous Coating
  • 4.5″ x 7.25″
  • Key Points 
  • Assessment Recommendations 
  • Diagnosis Recommendations 
  • Treatment Recommendations 
    • Setting 
    • Opioid Withdrawal 
      • Methadone 
      • Buprenorphine 
      • Naltrexone 
    • Naloxone for Opioid Overdose  
    • Psychosocial Treatment 
  • Special Populations 
    • Pregnancy 
    • Pain 
    • Adolescents 
    • Prisoners 
    • Coincident Psychiatric Illness 
  • Tables 
    • Opioid Intoxication and Withdrawal Signs 
      • SOWS 
      • COWS 
      • OOWS 
    • Physical Exam Findings in Substance Use Disorders 
    • Treatment Medications 
    • Medication Comparison 
    • Bioequivalence of Buprenorphine Formulations
    • Opioid Overdose Medications 
    • Switching Drugs Equivalents 
  • Algorithms 
    • Evaluation and Treatment 
    • Pregnancy 
    • Overdose Management 
    • Summary of Special Population Recommendations

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.

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