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Addiction Society Publishes New Practice Guideline on Opioid Use Disorders

The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) has released a national practice guideline on the use of medications to treat opioid use disorders. The guideline was created in response to the rapid increase in recent years in the number of people misusing and overdosing on morphine and other opioids (both prescription and non-prescription).The guideline was developed by a multidisciplinary committee consisting of specialists in addiction medicine and other fields to assist physicians in evaluating, managing, and treating patients with opioid use disorder. The guideline provides specific and evidence-based guidance on...

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Published By: Psychiatric News - Monday, 28 September, 2015

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