Treatment of Opioid Dependence using Opioid Agonists (Buprenorphine)
Summary: This document updates previous guidance on the use of Opioid Agonist Treatment for opioid dependent subjects, including changes in the evidence base and to regulation, with specific reference to the current epidemic of opioid dependence in Punjab. The purpose is to aid clinicians in operating procedures and governance in clinical settings, to safely prescribe agonist medication.
Authors: Atul Ambekar, Ashwin Mohan
Year of Publication: January-2019
Citation: Indian Psychiatric Society, Addictive Disorder Specialty Section (2019). Guidelines: Treatment of Opioid Dependence using Opioid Agonists (Buprenorphine). Gurugram: Indian Psychiatric Society
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