Development of Best Practices for Excellence in Opiate Dependence Treatment

Project Term: 18 months; Ended 2018
Grant Amount: $20,000

This project created a best practice manual for the treatment of opioid use disorders utilizing medication-assisted treatment (MAT). The project successfully designed and implemented a registry for capturing the treatment data of individuals suffering from opiate and methamphetamine use disorders. The purpose of the data collection is to correlate treatment approaches with long-term outcomes. While there has been a tremendous increase in MAT for opiate and other substance use disorders, there remain many important open questions about the details of treatment over an extended period and the outcomes associated with differences in treatment approach. Registries such as this can become an important tool in determining answers and molding evolving therapy.

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