Addiction Medicine

individual in counselling and a loved one

New Clinical Guidance for Withdrawal Management

Clinical guidance and best practices including SBIRT screening tools and resources for addiction nursing.
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.

Service Laboratory Registration
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 to be eligible to perform testing.