American Society of Addiciton Medicine
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Clinical Recommendations

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Clinical Recommendations

These recommendations are intended to aid clinicians in their clinical decision-making and management of patients, provide information on evidence-based treatment.

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COVID-19

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. As a result, the pandemic continues to impact the work of addiction treatment clinicians and programs as they strive to maintain safety for both staff and patients.


Integrating Tobacco Use Disorder Interventions in Addiction Treatment

The integration of tobacco-related services into addiction treatment can improve treatment outcomes, promote recovery, and reduce the well-established harms of ongoing tobacco use, including tobacco-related death and disease. This guide provides recommendations to integrate tobacco use Disorder interventions in addiction treatment.


Opioid Use and Opioid Use Disorder in Pregnancy

Early universal screening, brief intervention (such as engaging a patient in a short conversation, providing feedback and advice), and referral for treatment of pregnant women with opioid use and opioid use disorder improve maternal and infant outcomes. In general, a coordinated multidisciplinary approach without criminal sanctions has the best chance of helping infants and families.