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PCSS

Provider's Clinical Support System (PCSS)

ASAM is a proud partner of PCSS, a program funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). PCSS was created in response to the opioid overdose epidemic to train primary care providers in the evidence-based prevention and treatment of opioid use disorder(OUD) and treatment of chronic pain. The project is geared toward primary care providers who wish to treat OUD. PCSS is made up of a coalition, led by American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry (AAAP), of major healthcare organizations all dedicated to addressing this healthcare crisis. Through a variety of trainings and a clinical mentoring program, PCSS’s mission is to increase healthcare providers’ knowledge and skills in the prevention, identification, and treatment of substance use disorders with a focus on opioid use disorders. Visit the PCSS website for more information.

Goals and Objectives

  • Maintain and expand a comprehensive electronic repository of training materials and educational resources to support evidence-based treatment of opioid use disorder.
  • Expand existing clinical mentoring program to provide guidance to prescribers and key health professionals on prevention, identification, and treatment of opioid use disorder.
  • Expand MAT training for physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants.

Support

Funding for this initiative was made possible (in part) by grant no. 1H79TI081968 from SAMHSA. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.