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Members of the AAPP Substance Use Disorders Committee are pleased to announce the release of a toolkit that provides tips and a consolidated resource on buprenorphine initiation. Understanding Buprenorphine Initiation: Guidance on Dosing Strategies is authored by AAPP members Ilona Almeida, PharmD, BCPP, and Marnie Noel, PharmD, BCPP. This guide highlights both the evidence base available as well as strategies of clinical decision making used by expert clinicians. The content reflects the views and practice of the authors as substantiated with evidence-based facts as well as opinion and experience. The toolkit provides quick tips and guideline summaries in the following areas:

  • Buprenorphine Treatment
  • Traditional Buprenorphine Initiation
  • Low Dose Overlap Initiation
  • Special Populations
  • Harm Reduction
  • Helpful Resources
  • References
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