Document Resources

Early Recovery Tips for Patients

Patients can use this Early Recovery Handout to determine behaviors when cravings or urges arise or behaviors have changed. The document provides strategy to mitigate any behavioral outliers while keeping the patient on track from day to day.

The Next Stage of Buprenorphine Care for Opioid Use Disorder

This article reviews research findings in the following 7 areas: location of buprenorphine induction, combining buprenorphine with a benzodiazepine, relapse during buprenorphine treatment, requirements for counseling, uses of drug testing, use of other substances during buprenorphine treatment, and duration of buprenorphine treatment.

Pocket Guide: Medications for Addiction Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder SAMHSA

The Medication-Assisted Treatment Of Opioid Use Disorder pocket guide to provide guidance on how to assess the need for treatment, referring to higher levels of care if necessary and the approved frequency and route of administration for treatment of Opioid Use Disorder. In addition, a tool has been provided to determine clinical opiate withdrawal.

COVID-19 Public Health Emergency Response & 42 CFR Part 2 Guidance

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration provides guidance for substance use disorder treatment services during the COVID-19 pandemic. The document specifies when a medical emergency exists, 42 C.F.R Part 2 does not apply and any disclosure of medical information is temporarily exempt for purposes of medical treatment.

COVID-19 FAQ for Behavioral Health

This document is a resource for behavioral health facilities to better understand how to treat patients and refer patients for medical care during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Integrated Care DC is managed by the DC Department of Health Care Finance (DHCF) in partnership with the DC Department of Behavioral Health (DBH). This project is supported by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). A total of $4,598,756, or 74 percent, of the project is financed with federal funds, and 1,639,167, or 26 percent, is funded by non-federal sources. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, or an endorsement by, HHS or the U.S. Government.