While many states across the country are relaxing physical distancing and other restrictions put in place in response to COVID-19, people remain at risk for infection based on widespread community transmission and increasing population prevalence of the virus.
ASAM has created a collection of educational resources addressing guidance for addiction medicine treatment within the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. All resources are made available FREE through ASAM’s e-Learning Center.
While many places across the country are starting to relax physical distancing restrictions, the COVID-19 pandemic is not over. Communities and treatment programs across the country remain at risk for increasing population prevalence over time.
Guidance to ambulatory addiction treatment providers, including those working in primary care, and programs as they strive to ensure that patients continue to have appropriate access to buprenorphine.
The dissemination of effective vaccines against the COVID-19 virus is a key strategy towards controlling the COVID-19 pandemic.
The mass dissemination of effective vaccines against the COVID-19 virus is bringing hope for a full return to usual activities and routines. That includes a return to in-person visits for addiction treatment.
Guidance to outpatient addiction treatment providers in selecting medications and adjusting medication dose or formulation during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Balancing the utility of having the data from a urine drug test against the risk of COVID-19 virus exposure to patients, laboratory staff, and clinic staff/providers.
This webpage contains news, guidance and resources from around the country regarding addiction treatment in the wake of COVID-19.
It is essential that clinicians, treatment facilities, programs, and healthcare systems take steps to protect clinician wellbeing during this public health crisis and beyond.
Guidance to addiction treatment providers to support continued access to care for alcohol use disorder and alcohol withdrawal management during the COVID-19 pandemic.
This provides guidance to outpatient addiction treatment providers and programs when developing infection control procedures to address the COVID-19 pandemic.
A guide for addiction treatment providers and programs working to treat patients with substance use disorders safely and effectively during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Guidance to residential addiction treatment programs (ASAM Levels 3.1, 3.3, 3.5 and 3.7), supporting the development of infection control and mitigation procedures to address the COVID-19 pandemic.
This resource is intended to provide guidance on the issues related to adaptations safety net systems may need to make to address individuals with addiction and lack of housing as they navigate the COVID-19 crisis.
This guidance is intended to provide guidance on issues related to adaptations criminal justice systems and addiction treatment providers may need to make to address individuals with addiction and criminal justice involvement during the COVID-19 crisis.
Regulatory Overview and General Practice Considerations
Guidance for addiction treatment providers and programs on the treatment of pregnant people with OUD during the COVID-19 pandemic.
If you are a patient or family member or friend in need of immediate assistance:
- Disaster Distress Helpline
Call 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Call 800-273-8255 or Chat with Lifeline
If you have questions related to the guidance in this document or suggestions for additional topics, please email COVID@asam.org