Opioid Use Disorder Treatment

In 2017, 80% of the people who needed treatment at a specialty facility for illicit drug use didn’t receive treatment.1 The links below provide evidence-based information on practice guidance, buprenorphine waiver training, emergency department treatment, and overdose treatment. Starting in January 2020, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will pay Opioid Treatment Programs for opioid use disorder treatment services provided to people with Medicare Part B. Visit the CMS website to learn more.

OUD Treatments and Practice Guidance
Science to Medicine Clinicians in Medications to Treat Opioid Use Disorder
About Buprenorphine, Waiver Training, and Certification
Emergency and Overdose Treatment

Visit the NIDAMED CME/CE page for trainings on treatment for opioid use disorder and opioid overdose.

More Treatment Resources

  1. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. (2018). Key substance use and mental health indicators in the United States: Results from the 2017 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (HHS Publication No. SMA 18-5068, NSDUH Series H-53). Rockville, MD: Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Retrieved from https://www.samhsa.gov/data/sites/default/files/cbhsq-reports/NSDUHDetailedTabs2017/NSDUHDetailedTabs2017.htm#tab5-46B