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The current opioid epidemic claims the lives of thousands of Americans each year. No state has been immune to this public health crisis. In 2017, Nebraska experience 59 opioid overdose deaths, an increase of 34% when compared to the previous year. The GetWaiveredNE Campaign seeks to curb this trend in Nebraska by helping to increase the number of buprenorphine prescribers in the state.

Get Waivered

Buprenorphine, known more commonly as Suboxone®, is an FDA-approved treatment for patients suffering from opioid use disorder (OUD). A DEA X-waiver is required to prescribe buprenorphine for OUD. By getting waivered, you take the first step towards providing patients with life-saving addiction treatment.

GetWaiveredNE is a statewide initiative focused on increasing the number of clinicians in Nebraska delivering evidence-based buprenorphine treatment for OUD.

Our Goals


Promote awareness of buprenorphine treatment for opioid use disorder


Connect clinicians to the required training to get waivered to provide this life-saving treatment.

(8 hours for physicians; 24 hours for physician assistants and nurse practitioners)


Assist trained clinicians to complete the DEA X-waiver process



Support trained clinicians with peer-to-peer mentoring, up-to-date resources, continuing education, and training events.

The GetWaivered campaign started in Boston, MA at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) emergency room to address an epidemic of opioid overdose.

Learn more about their campaign →