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Resources

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Handbooks and guides

Available online

Canadian Guideline for Safe and Effective Use of Opioids for Chronic Non-Cancer Pain
Provides recommendations for the practice of opioid therapy. Also includes the Opioid Manager, a point-of-care tool that distills essential information and advice.

Buprenophine/Naloxone for Opioid Dependence: Clinical Practice Guidelines
Provides clinical recommendations for the initiation, maintenance and discontinuation of buprenorphine/ naloxone maintenance treatment in patients with opioid dependence in Ontario.

Buprenophine/Naloxone for Opioid Dependence: Clinical Practice Guidelines Opioids Enabler
Presents a summary of the key points of the guidelines.

Print publications

Methadone Maintenance: A Physician's Guide to Treatment (2nd ed.) 
Essential guidance for physicians on prescribing and dispensing methadone, published by CAMH.

Opioid Agonist Maintenance Treatment: A Pharmacist's Guide to Methadone and Buprenorphine for Opioid Use Disorder
Focuses on pharmacists' role in dispensing methadone and buprenorphine, the two main treatments for opioid use disorder. This is an essential guide for all pharmacists involved in opioid agonist maintenance treatment, and a required reference for Ontario pharmacies that dispense methadone.

Courses

Opioid Dependence Treatment Certificate Program
A comprehensive program developed by the University of Toronto and CAMH for physicians, pharmacists, nurses and counsellors who work with people with opioid addiction.

Conferences

Opioid Use Disorder in Primary Care Conference 2019

Toronto, November 2019