This fact sheet describes ways to reduce the risks of taking methadone for pain relief or medication-assisted treatment of opioid use disorders. It lists methadone side effects that require emergency attention and offers resources for additional information.
Describe los usos seguros de la metadona para el alivio del dolor y el tratamiento de la adicción. Previene sobre la sobredosis y sobre combinar metadona con alcohol u otras sustancias. Repasa los efectos secundarios y la importancia de compartir los antecedentes de salud con el proveedor de tratamiento.
This document gives primary care clinicians specific guidance on identifying indications of substance abuse, how to broach the subject with a patient, and what screening and assessment instruments to use. It explains how to perform an office-based brief intervention in which patient and clinician set mutually agreed-upon goals and "contract" to stop or cut back the alcohol or other drug use.
This document spotlights the important moment in recovery when an offender who has received substance use disorder treatment while incarcerated is released into the community. It provides those who work in the criminal justice system and in community-based treatment programs with guidelines for ensuring continuity of care for the offender client.
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