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The AMA wants to hear directly from physicians how they are responding to the nation’s opioid epidemic. By sharing your story, you will help inform AMA advocacy in our work on behalf of physicians and patients.

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American Society of Anesthesiologists’ resources on pain management and anesthesia

Learn more about anesthesia, pain management and the medical experts committed to patient safety and high-quality care.

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Enhanced Attestation of Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Parity

Use of this form by state regulators–and health insurers–can help ensure meaningful state oversight and compliance with the federal Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act.  This guides health insurers through the necessary analysis to demonstrate compliance with the law, which can then be made available to a state department of insurance to streamline regulatory review.

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AMA Education Hub: Opioid and Pain Management: Guidelines, Research and Treatments

Fulfill your state-mandated CME credits while enhancing your knowledge of opioid and non-opioid pain management, safe opioid prescribing and substance use treatment. Learn now.

CME 44.25 Total Credits
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Opioid Overdose Prevention Toolkit (En Español)

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

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Finding Quality Treatment for Substance Use Disorders (Spanish Version)

Buscar Tratamiento De Calidad Para Trastornos De Uso De Sustancias

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Substance Use, Misuse, and Use Disorders During and Following Pregnancy, with an Emphasis on Opioids

Given the complex needs of pregnant and postpartum women and their children, and the number of systems they encounter during critically important periods in their lives, ASAM provides policy recommendations on substance use, misuse, and SUDs during and following pregnancy.

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The AMA Urges Removing All Barriers to Treatment for Substance Use Disorder

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Postincarceration Fatal Overdoses After Implementing Medications for Addiction Treatment in a Statewide Correctional System

JAMA Psychiatry

Traci C. Green, PhD, MSc; Jennifer Clarke, MD; Lauren Brinkley-Rubinstein, PhD; Brandon D. L. Marshall, PhD; Nicole Alexander-Scott, MD, MPH; Rebecca Boss, MA; Josiah D. Rich, MD, MPH
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Public Policy Statement on the Regulation of Office-Based Opioid Treatment
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Why It’s Inappropriate Not to Treat Incarcerated Patients with Opioid Agonist Therapy

AMA Journal of Ethics. September 2017, Volume 19, Number 9: 922-930.

Sarah E. Wakeman, MD

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A Primer on Antagonist-Based Treatment of Opioid Use Disorders in the Office Setting
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Preparation and Administration of Extended-Release Naltrexone
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Chronic Pain Management

Practice Advisor

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XR-Naltrexone: A Step-by-Step Guide

Created by Adam Bisaga, MD

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Providers’ Clinical Support System For Medication Assisted Treatment

PCSS-MAT is comprehensive electronic repository of training materials and educational resources to support evidence-based treatment of opioid use disorder, including courses satisfying the DATA-2000 waiver.

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