Roadblocks often stand in the way of effective addiction treatment, particularly agonist therapy for Opioid Use Disorder. Stigma & implicit bias can often present as a refusal to cover or dispense appropriate medications. These sample letters can provide a framework for clinicians to advocate within their clinical judgment for the standard of care.
The practice of Addiction Medicine is challenging and requires a dynamic process in order to provide effective treatment for the often-unmet needs of those affected by this disease. Advances in models of care can offer new tools for providers to meet these demands within their clinical judgement.
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Timely access is paramount for the effective treatment of Substance Use Disorder. ISAM strives to promote not only the expansion of effective, evidence-based treatment modalities but also just-in-time access to care for those suffering with the disease of addiction. Find local treatment options and resources for patients using locator tools.*
*Disclaimer: Nothing in these documents constitutes an indirect or direct endorsement by the Illinois Society of Addiction Medicine (ISAM) or the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) of any products, services, treatment modalities, or policies and any reference to products, services, treatment modalities or policies should not be construed as such. No official support of or endorsement by ISAM or ASAM for the opinions, resources, and medications described is intended to be or should be inferred. The information presented in these documents should not be considered medical advice and are not a substitute for individualized patient or client care and treatment decisions.