This document includes practice guideline that was developed in conjunction with the use of RAM – a process that combines scientific evidence and clinical knowledge to determine the appropriateness of a set of clinical procedures. The RAM is a deliberate approach encompassing the review of existing guidelines, literature reviews, appropriateness ratings, necessity reviews, and document development. For this project specifically, the American Society of Addiction Medicine selected an independent committee to oversee guideline development and to assist in writing. The publication includes recommendations that encompass a broad range of topics, starting with the initial evaluation of the patient, the selection of medications, the use of all the approved medications for opioid use disorder, combining psychosocial treatment with medications, the treatment of special populations, and the use of naloxone for the treatment of opioid overdose. The document also goes on to note any topics that need further research.
ASAM National Practice Guideline for the Use of Medications in the Treatment of Addiction Involving Opioid Use
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