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USA. The ASAM National Practice Guideline for the Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder - 2020 Focused Update

The ASAM National Practice Guideline 2020 focused update is intended to inform and empower clinicians, health system administrators, criminal justice system administrators, and policymakers who are interested in implementing evidence-based practices to improve outcomes for individuals with OUD. This is especially critical in the context of the ongoing COVID-19 emergency, which threatens to curtail patient access to evidence-based treatment.  

The document is an update to the previous NPG released in 2015 and includes major revisions to 35 existing recommendations, along with the addition of 13 new recommendations. 

This focused update was developed over the course of 14 months with consensus from an independent committee of experts and the use of a rigorous RAND/RAM methodology facilitated by researchers from Research Triangle Institute (RTI). (ASAM – American Society of Addiction Medicine)

https://www.asam.org/Quality-Science/quality/2020-national-practice-guideline