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MAT Best Practices Resources

The ASAM National Practice Guidelines for the Use of Medications in the Treatment of Addiction Involving Opioid Use

American Hospital Association, Stem the Tide: Addressing the Opioid Epidemic

Providers’ Clinical Support System For Medication Assisted Treatment

MATx Mobile App by SAMHSA

Resources for Opioid Treatment Providers

Educational Resources for Managing Patients with OUD

PCSS’s mission is to increase healthcare providers’ knowledge and skills in the prevention, identification, and treatment of substance use disorders with a focus on opioid use disorders.

SAMHSA’s collection of resources specific to buprenorphine pharmacotherapy for OUD, including information about treatment, delivery, regulations, and guidelines.

The Recovery Research Institute (founded by John F. Kelly, PhD) offers easy access to new research for recovery and addiction medicine, as well as useful infographics and articles for physicians, clinicians, patients, and other people in recovery.


Understanding Regulatory Requirements

Link to the DEA Requirements for DATA-2000/DEA-X waivered physicians.

Federal Guidelines for Opioid Treatment Programs

A manual for the operation of opioid treatment programs (OTPs). This guidance covers patient assessment, treatment planning, medication-assisted treatment (methadone and buprenorphine), overdose and relapse prevention, and recovery care.

Information for the waiver application and management process to prescribe and/or dispense buprenorphine for treatment of opioid use disorder.

Learn about circumstances where physicians or other medical personnel can prescribe buprenorphine without a waiver.

Online Waiver Notification Form Process- Learn the steps to submit your buprenorphine waiver notification form on the SAMHSA website

  • 30 Patients (need pdf from Carmen)
  • 275 Patients (need pdf from Carmen)


Professional Support
PCSS provides a clinical mentoring program aimed at improving providers’ confidence and skills in preventing, identifying, and treating substance use disorders, including opioid use disorder.

Project ECHO is a demand-driven revolution in medical education, connecting providers and mentors to discuss treatment cases and best practices.


Resources for Patients, Family, and Friends

ASAM Opioid Addiction Treatment: A Guide for Patients, Families, and Friends

Family Resource Center

Addressing Stigma

Robert D. Ashford’s talk about the power of language in treatment, recovery, and overcoming stigma. (Given at the San Antonio Substance Use Symposium, March 1, 2019.)

“Beyond the statistics,” see stories about the impact of stigma on recovery, as a barrier for both parents and children seeking support.


Motivating Patients: Scenario and Approached
Reimbursement for Treatment

Resources coming soon.