Tip from psychiatrist Ravi Srivastava, MD (August, 2015):
Any physician seeking to gain confidence in managing substance abuse population, especially opioid use disorder, can receive FREE one-on-one mentoring from experienced addictionologists through a program of the American Society of Addiction Medicine and other organizations called the Providers’ Clinical Support System for Medication Assisted Treatment (PCSS-MAT).
This is a support network through APA, ASAM, AAAP and SAMSHA. You will be given links to the fundamentals and best practices. Then you will have a Mentor guide you with the legal, ethical and practice-setting-related issues. The communication is through phone calls and emails. In my experience as a Mentor, most physicians become confident and feel competent after the first couple of cases. I highly recommend it!
For more information, see http://pcssmat.org/mentoring/
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