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ACMT's Position on Buprenorphine Administration in the Emergency Department

by Kristen Malecki, posted on 8:44 AM, December 14, 2018
ACMT's Positions Statements and Guidelines Committee published 'Buprenorphine Administration in the Emergency Department' on December 12, 2018.
 
ACMT supports the administration of buprenorphine in the emergency department (ED) as a bridge to long-term addiction treatment. Furthermore, ACMT supports the administration of buprenorphine to patients in the ED to treat opioid withdrawal and to reduce the risk of opioid overdose and death following discharge.