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Author National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (U.S.). Committee on Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder, author.

Title Medications for opioid use disorder save lives / Committee on Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Use Disorders ; Alan I. Leshner and Michelle Mancher, editors ; Board on Health Sciences Policy, Health and Medicine Division, National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, Medicine.

Published Washington, D.C. : National Academies Press, [2019].


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource (151 pages) : color illustrations
Series A consensus study report of the Natonal Academies of Sciences, Engineering, Medicine
Consensus study report.
NCBI Bookshelf
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Introduction -- The effectiveness of medication-based treatment for opioid use disorder -- Treatment with medications for opioid use disorder in different populations -- Medications for opioid use disorder in various treatment settings -- Barriers to broader use of medications to treat opioid use disorder - Appendixes
Summary "The opioid crisis in the United States has come about because of excessive use of these drugs for both legal and illicit purposes and unprecedented levels of consequent opioid use disorder (OUD). More than 2 million people in the United States are estimated to have OUD, which is caused by prolonged use of prescription opioids, heroin, or other illicit opioids. OUD is a life-threatening condition associated with a 20-fold greater risk of early death due to overdose, infectious diseases, trauma, and suicide. Mortality related to OUD continues to escalate as this public health crisis gathers momentum across the country, with opioid overdoses killing more than 47,000 people in 2017 in the United States. Efforts to date have made no real headway in stemming this crisis, in large part because tools that already exist--like evidence-based medications--are not being deployed to maximum impact"--Publisher's description
Other author Leshner, Alan I., 1944- editor.
Mancher, Michelle, editor.
National Library of Medicine issuing body.
Subject Opioid abuse -- Treatment -- United States.
Drug addicts -- Rehabilitation -- United States.
Opioids -- Overdose -- Treatment -- United States.
Brain -- Diseases -- Treatment -- United States.
Opioid abuse -- Prevention -- Government policy.
Methadone maintenance -- United States.
Buprenorphine -- Therapeutic use -- United States.
Naloxone -- Therapeutic use -- United States.
Naltrexone -- Therapeutic use -- United States.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9780309486484 (paperback)
0309486483 (paperback)