Medication-Assisted Treatment

Statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., on the agency’s continued efforts to promote the safe adoption of medication-assisted treatment for opioid addiction

FDA approves first once-monthly buprenorphine injection, a medication-assisted treatment option for opioid use disorder

Quality Metrics

Performance Measures for the Addiction Specialist Physician

VHA Advances ASAM Follow-Up Measure


Drug Deaths in America Are Rising Faster Than Ever.

Facing Addiction in America: The Surgeon General’s Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health.

Principles of Drug Addiction Treatment

Breaking the Stigma — A Physician’s Perspective on Self-Care and Recovery


Association between concurrent use of prescription opioids and benzodiazepines and overdose: retrospective analysis.

Contribution of Opioid-Involved Poisoning to the Change in Life Expectancy in the United States, 2000-2015

Increases in Drug and Opioid-Involved Overdose Deaths — United States, 2010–2015

National Practice Guideline for the Use of Medications in the Treatment of Addiction Involving Opioid Use

Opioid Painkiller Prescribing, Where You Live Makes a Difference. Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Patient Characteristics of Opioid-Related Inpatient Stays and Emergency Department Visits Nationally and by State, 2014.

Polydrug abuse: A review of opioid and benzodiazepine combination use. Drug and alcohol dependence.

The societal cost of heroin use disorder in the United States.


Beyond Hangovers – Understanding Alcohol’s Impact on Your Health