BUPRENORPHINE - CONNECTICUT

Buprenorphine is an opioid medication used to treat opioid addiction.

Only private doctors and treatment programs with special certification are allowed to dispense buprenorphine. Each approved doctor can treat up to 100 patients at a time.

There are also a number of treatment programs in Connecticut that are allowed to dispense buprenorphine.

For a "treatment match," go to:www.TreatmentMatch.org. This service is available 24/7, is completely confidential, and will link the patient to certified physicians with treatment availability.

There are some clinical trials taking place in Connecticut. For information about clinical trials, search www.clinicaltrials.gov.

BUPRENORPHINE PHYSICIAN LOCATOR: http://buprenorphine.samhsa.gov/bwns_locator/
People who can pay for the treatment themselves, or who have insurance that pays for it, can go to the SAMHSA website for a list of physicians who are authorized to prescribe buprenorphine.
NOTE from SAMHSA: “Because physicians certified to prescribe buprenorphine are limited, some physicians listed on the SAMHSA Locator may not be able to accept new patients at the time of your search. If you can’t find a doctor who is accepting new patients, check the site later, since new doctors are added weekly.”

NATIONAL ALLIANCE OF ADVOCATES FOR BUPRENORPHINE TREATMENT:
More information about buprenorphine, efforts to improve access, and lists of treatment providers, go to: http://www.naabt.org/

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SOURCES: SAMSHA; Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction
PREPARED BY: 211/tb
CONTENT LAST REVIEWED: March2014

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