ASAM Issues Opioid Addiction Treatment Guideline

Posted Sep 28, 2015

The American Society of Addiction Medicine has issued its National Practice Guideline for the Use of Medications in the Treatment of Addiction Involving Opioid Use. This is accompanied by the release of a journal article and full supplement of the National Practice Guideline in the Journal of Addiction Medicine, a pocket guide and mobile application, and a PowerPoint slide deck, all containing best clinical practices in the treatment of addiction involving opioid use in easy to understand formats that if implemented, could save the lives of tens of thousands of Americans each year.

The guideline “addresses knowledge gaps about the benefits of treatment medications and their role in recovery, while guiding evidence-based coverage standards by payers," said ASAM president Jeffrey Goldsmith, MD.

The guideline and associated products are available here »