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The guideline describes the critical decision points in the Management of Substance Use Disorder and provides clear and comprehensive evidence based recommendations incorporating current information and practices for practitioners throughout the DoD and VA Health Care systems. The guideline is intended to improve patient outcomes and local management of patients with substance use disorder.
Disclaimer:This Clinical Practice Guideline is intended for use only as a tool to assist a clinician/healthcare professional and should not be used to replace clinical judgment.
About the CPG
The guideline is formatted as five algorithms, with annotations:
Algorithm A - Screening and Initial Assessment for Substance Use Disorder
Algorithm B - Management of SUD in Specialty SUD Care
Algorithm C - Management of SUD in (Primary) General Healthcare
Algorithm P - Addiction-Focused Pharmacotherapy
Algorithm S - Stabilization and Withdrawal Management