Office Based Addiction Treatment Training and Technical Assistance (OBAT TTA)

A Resource for Healthcare and Social Services Professionals

Resources

Provider Resources

American Society of Addiction Medicine
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Association for Medical Education and Research in Substance Abuse
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Boston Medical Center: Grayken Center for Addiction
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Buprenorphine Start Guide for Patients - English
This is a modified version of NIDA's guidance on conducting a buprenorphine community induction that can be given out to patients.
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Buprenorphine Start Guide for Patients - Spanish
This is the Spanish translation of a modified version of NIDA's guidance on conducting a buprenorphine community induction that can be given out to patients.
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Bureau of Substance Addiction Services, Massachusetts
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Centers for Disease Control: Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs
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Massachusetts Consultation Service for the Treatment of Addiction and Pain (MCSTAP)
This phone consultation service offers real-time assistance to primary care practices on safe prescribing and managing care for adults with chronic pain and/or substance use disorder.
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National Institute on Drug Abuse
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Practice Guidance from BSAS: Drug Screening as a Treatment Tool
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Prescribe to Prevent: Naloxone prescribing
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Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
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Pregnant, Postpartum, and Parenting Women with Substance Use Disorder

A Collaborative Approach to the Treatment of Pregnant Women with Opioid Use Disorders
Guide from SAMHSA.
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Care Coordination to Support Maternal-Infant Health
The American Academy of Pediatrics discusses the benefits of a family-centered approach to coordinating care with community-based providers to support healthy development. Watch the following two videos: Supporting Mothers During Recovery: The Pediatric Medical Home – Steven Chapman, MD, FAAP; Developmental Screening and Surveillance – Julia Richerson, MD, FAAP
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NOWS – Planning for Maternal and Infant Discharge
The American Academy of Pediatrics focuses on the benefits of early planning for delivery and hospital discharge to ensure a safe transition to community care. Watch the following two videos: Benefits of Long-term Medication Treatment for OUD – Ronald Iverson, MD, FACOG; Understanding NOWS – Davida Schiff, MD, MSc, FAAP
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Opioid Use and Pregnancy
The American Academy of Pediatrics exemplifies parent education messages pediatricians can offer to families. Watch the following two videos: Trauma-informed Care – Davida Schiff, MD, MSc, FAAP; Working with Family Strengths to Support Recovery – Steven Chapman, MD, FAAP
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Pregnant and Parenting Women with Opioid Use Disorder - Clinical Guidance from SAMHSA
This publication from SAMHSA offers comprehensive best-practice guidance for treatment of women with opioid use disorder who are pregnant or parenting. Published January 2018.
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Special Populations

Accommodations and Compensatory Strategies For Cognitive Deficits Resulting from a Brain Injury
This document is a compilation of strategies, knowledge, and information collected by the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission (MRC). It is organized by cognitive deficit, followed by how the deficit may appear when interacting with an individual, and compensatory strategies/accommodations that may be helpful while working together.
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Adolescent Substance Use, Addiction, and Treatment
This video, featuring BMC CATALYST Medical Director Dr. Sarah Bagley, explains why adolescents choose to use drugs and alcohol, the effects, and what providers and families can do to intervene. The video is from the Health and Human Services Office of Adolescent Health.

Bureau of Substance Addiction Services MAT Practice Guidance Summary for Adolescents
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HELPS Brain Injury Screening Tool
This document, developed by the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Comission, offers guidance for completing the HELPS Brain Injuries Screening Tool, which was developed by M. Picard, D. Scarisbrick, R. Paluck, in 1991 at the International Center for the Disabled. This tool has been adopted widely used within the brain injury community to screen for all types of brain injuries in any setting within any population.
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Human Trafficking Guidebook
This comprehensive guidebook is from the Massachusetts Medical Society.
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Opioid Use Among Adolescents & Young Adults: Toolkit for Pediatric & Primary Care Providers
This toolkit has been developed specifically for pediatric, primary care, and other health professionals treating adolescents and young adults within their medical practice. This resource was developed by the Massachusetts Bureau of Substance Addiction Services (BSAS).
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Recovery-friendly Pediatric Care
The American Academy of Pediatrics shares a framework that supports birth parents with opioid use disorder (OUD) in their treatment and recovery. Watch the following two videos: Building a Therapeutic Alliance with Families in Recovery – Ronald Iverson, MD, FACOG; Eat, Sleep, Console – Julia Richerson, MD, FAAP
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OBAT TTA is a program of Boston Medical Center (BMC), a 514-bed academic medical center located in Boston's historic South End and the largest safety-net hospital in New England.

Funding for OBAT TTA is provided by:

Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Public Health
Massachusetts Department of Public Health Bureau of Substance Abuse Services (BSAS)
GE Foundation

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