Implement Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder

Integrating new services into a practice requires adapting operational systems and workflows. These cannot be designed and implemented in a vacuum—stakeholders should be engaged across the organization. New policies, processes, and procedures will need to be refined over time based on feedback. Programs should also take a patient-centered approach that considers patient needs and preferences.

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Principles of Substance Use Treatment

Addiction is a complex disease with biological, psychological, and social aspects and should be treated as such.

Operational Systems and Workflows

Financial Sustainability

Plan how the medication-assisted treatment services will be financed.

Patient-Centered Care

Other Common Issues Among Individuals With Opioid Use Disorder

Be aware of the specialized needs patients with opioid use disorder may have.