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Acute Pain Assessment and Opioid Prescribing Protocol

Describes how to more effectively and safely manage patients seeking care for acute pain and encourages the clinician to carefully consider unintended consequences (abuse, misuse, overdose, addiction, and diversion) when prescribing opioids.
Format(s): Instrument/Protocol
Audience(s): Medical Providers
Author/Publisher: Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement
Topic(s): Prescribing Opioids, Assessing & Managing Pain
Year: 2014
Resource Type: PDF
File Size: 1.3 MB

Addiction Behaviors Checklist (ABC)

Uses a 20-item instrument administered in an interview format to track behaviors characteristic of addiction related to prescription opioid medications in chronic pain populations. The instrument is scored based on participant responses, interviewer observations of displayed behaviors, and information gathered from medical chart review.
Format(s): Instrument/Protocol
Audience(s): Medical Providers
Author/Publisher: Naliboff BD, with support from VA Health Services Research and Development
Topic(s): Assessing & Managing Pain, Screening for Substance Use Disorders/Opioid Use Disorder
Year: 2006
Resource Type: PDF
File Size: .04 MB

Addiction Severity Index

Uses a semistructured interview to address seven potential problem areas in substance-abusing patients: medical status, employment and support, drug use, alcohol use, legal status, family/social status, and psychiatric status.
Format(s): Instrument/Protocol
Audience(s): Medical Providers, Behavioral Health Providers
Author/Publisher: McLellan A., et al.
Topic(s): Screening for Substance Use Disorders/Opioid Use Disorder
Year: 1980
Resource Type: External Link

Adjective Rating Scale for Withdrawal

Assesses the presence of withdrawal symptoms from opioids using a 9-point scale to describe how the patient has been feeling in the past 24 hours.
Format(s): Instrument/Protocol
Audience(s): Medical Providers
Author/Publisher: Bickel WK, et al.
Topic(s): Withdrawal from Opioids
Year: 1988
Resource Type: PDF
File Size: .11 MB

Administering a Narcotic Contract

Illustrates how to implement a narcotic contract with a patient. Is part of a course called "The Clinical Assessment of Substance Use Disorders," available at https://webcampus.drexelmed.edu/doccom/db/nida_1.html.
Format(s): Webinar/Video
Audience(s): Medical Providers
Author/Publisher: Drexel University
Topic(s): Prescribing Opioids
Year: 2019
Resource Type: Video

Adolescent Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment for Alcohol and Other Drug Use: Using the CRAFFT Screening Tool

Explains how to use the CRAFFT tool, which consists of a series of 6 questions developed to screen adolescents age 14 and over for high-risk alcohol and other drug use disorders. Provides the resources needed to efficiently incorporate this tool, brief interventions, and referrals to treatment into routine adolescent visits.
Format(s): Instrument/Protocol
Audience(s): Medical Providers
Author/Publisher: Massachusetts Department of Public Health Bureau of Substance Abuse Services
Topic(s): Adolescents, Screening, Brief Intervention, Referral to Treatment (SBIRT), Screening for Substance Use Disorders/Opioid Use Disorder
Year: 2009
Resource Type: PDF
File Size: 2.8 MB

Adolescent Substance Use Screening Tools

Provides electronic screening tools for adolescent substance use that triage adolescents ages 12-17 into three levels of risk for SUD based on their report of past year use: no reported use, lower risk, and higher risk.
Format(s): Instrument/Protocol
Audience(s): Medical Providers, Behavioral Health Providers
Author/Publisher: National Institute on Drug Abuse
Topic(s): Screening for Substance Use Disorders/Opioid Use Disorder, Adolescents
Year: 2019
Resource Type: External Link

Advisory: Sublingual and Transmucosal Buprenorphine for Opioid Use Disorder: Review and Update

Gives an overview of data on the use of sublingual and transmucosal buprenorphine for MAT of OUD. Discusses the implications of using MAT in recovery support.
Format(s): Report/Paper/Issue Brief
Audience(s): Medical Providers, Policymakers
Author/Publisher: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Topic(s): Medication Considerations
Year: 2016
Resource Type: PDF
File Size: .42 MB

Agreement for Opioid Maintenance Therapy for Non-Cancer/Cancer Pain

Gives patients information about the medication they will be taking for pain management and ensures that the patient and physician comply with all State and Federal regulations concerning the prescribing of controlled substances.
Format(s): Patient Form
Audience(s): Medical Providers, Other Team Members
Author/Publisher: Heit H.
Topic(s): Prescribing Opioids
Year: 2013
Resource Type: PDF
File Size: .26 MB

Agreement To Use Pain Medicine for the Long Term

Asks the patient to agree to follow the treatment plan, keep appointments, and take medicine as prescribed.
Format(s): Patient Form
Audience(s): Medical Providers, Other Team Members
Author/Publisher: Indian Health Service
Topic(s): Prescribing Opioids
Year: 2019
Resource Type: PDF
File Size: .09 MB

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