Citizen Brief

Opioid Use Disorder: 

Diagnosis and Treatment


 

 

Vision: By September 2019 all individuals suffering with opioid use disorder have access to affordable, evidence-based treatment.

 

The challenge

 

Currently, nearly 2 million people suffer with opioid use disorder, this includes individuals who are dependent on prescription opioids and more than half a million abuse or are dependent on heroin.  

 

 

Objective

 

To provide information, tools and resources to achieve the appropriate diagnosis for individuals suffering with opioid use disorder. We include:

 

  • Overview of  Opioid Use Disorder: its causes, evaluation and treatment

  • Introduction to the science of addiction in general and opioid use disorder in particular

  • The approach to the diagnosis of the patient who suffers with opioid use disorder

  • Providing optimal care and interventions to treat Opioid use disorders.

  • Provide evidence-based guidelines and tools for the assessment and treatment of opioid use disorders.

 

 

 

American Society of Addiction Medicine Guidelines 

 

This guideline was developed for the evaluation and treatment of opioid use disorder and for the management of opioid overdose. 

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  • Special Populations: Adolescents

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  • Special Populations: Individuals in the Criminal Justice System

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The Pain Opioid Epidemic Project  is  an initiative of The Citizenism Project, a group of committed citizens motivated by the belief that citizen participation  will contribute to solutions to the big problems that confront our nation.

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