Addiction Medicine

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Addiction Medicine
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Overview

Addiction Medicine is the medical management of the disease of addiction in conjunction with substance use disorder treatment to enhance treatment retention, support successful outcomes and promote ongoing, long-term recovery. The historical understanding of successful addiction recovery has been attaining and maintaining complete abstinence from all mood-altering substances, including prescribed medications. As our knowledge of the physiological effects of addiction and brain chemistry has increased and the development of addiction medications expanded, our understanding of successful recovery has changed.

Registration
Service Laboratories
OASAS providers performing on-site laboratory testing or interested in performing on-site laboratory testing (e.g. fingerstick glucose, urine pregnancy, dipstick urinalysis, breath alcohol) must obtain approval from the Department of Health’s Clinical Laboratory Evaluation Program.

Medications Treatment of Use Disorders