Addiction Medicine Toolkit
Section 1262 of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2023 (also known as Omnibus bill), removes the federal requirement for practitioners to have a DATA 2000 waiver (“x-waiver”) or submit a Notice of Intent to prescribe medications, like buprenorphine, for the treatment of opioid use disorder (OUD). All practitioners who have a current DEA registration that includes Schedule III authority may now prescribe buprenorphine for OUD in their practice if permitted by applicable state law. For more information, please visit these SAMHSA and DEA websites.
The Addiction Medicine Toolkit is designed to provide an introductory overview of addiction medicine for clinicians and provide strategies that can be implemented in your practice. CDC and the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) have additional resources to continue to build your knowledge on this complex subject. For Quality Care Clinical Guidelines, visit https://www.asam.org/quality-care/clinical-guidelines. To access ASAM’s eLearning resources, visit https://elearning.asam.org/.