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Opioid Epidemic - Key Resources

Editors' Choice of Best Available Content

This collection features the best content from AFP, as identified by the AFP editors, on the opioid epidemic and related issues, including chronic opioid therapy, chronic pain management, opioid prescribing, and opioid misuse. New research may affect the interpretation and application of this material. Clinical judgment is advised. Note that AFP content published within the past two years is accessible to AAFP members and paid subscribers only.

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General

07/01/2020 Family Physicians Play Key Role in Bridging the Gap in Access to Opioid Use Disorder Treatment [Graham Center Policy One-Pagers]
10/01/2019 Opioid Use Disorder: Medical Treatment Options
03/15/2019 Lofexidine (Lucemyra) for Treatment of Opioid Withdrawal Symptoms [STEPS]
05/15/2018 Implantable Buprenorphine (Probuphine) for Maintenance Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder [STEPS]
03/01/2018 Buprenorphine Therapy for Opioid Use Disorder
04/01/2017 Management of Chronic Pain and Opioid Misuse: A Position Paper from the AAFP [Practice Guidelines]

Editorials

10/01/2019 Common Misperceptions About Buprenorphine Prescribing for Opioid Use Disorder [Editorials]
03/01/2018 Treating Opioid Use Disorder as a Family Physician: Taking the Next Step [Editorials]
09/15/2017 How Family Physicians Can Combat the Opioid Epidemic [Editorials]
04/01/2017 Chronic Pain Management and Opioid Misuse: Guidance for Family Physicians [Editorials]
06/15/2016 The Opioid Epidemic: AMA’s response [Editorials]

Other Resources from AAFP

AMA Opioid Task Force Issues Safe Storage, Disposal Resource [AAFP News Now]
Promote Safe Storage and Disposal of Opioids and All Medications [American Medical Association Task Force to Reduce Opioid Abuse/American Academy of Family Physicians]
Chronic Pain Management and Opioid Misuse: A Public Health Concern (Position Paper)

Improving Practice

From FPM

AAFP's Peer-Reviewed Practice Improvement Journal

05/01/2021 Six Tips to Effectively Treat Opioid Use Disorder in Rural Areas
11/01/2018 Preparations for Treating Opioid Use Disorder in the Office

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