Opioid Use Disorder

During the past decade, drug-related deaths have surpassed motor vehicle crashes as the leading cause of injury-related death in adults in the United States. While the rate of opioid prescription-related deaths has slowed, unfortunately opioid-related deaths have not ceased.

Patients with opioid use disorder (OUD) are frequently hospitalized with complications from the condition, yet don’t receive treatment for their underlying disease.These hospitalizations are an ideal opportunity to start effective medication treatment for addiction and connect patients to ongoing outpatient services.

National Clinical Consultation Center

The National Clinical Consultation Center (NCCC) offers free and confidential clinician-to-clinician telephone consultation focusing on substance use evaluation and management for primary care clinicians through the Substance Use Warmline at (855) 300-3595.

Consultation is available Monday through Friday, between 9 a.m. and 8 p.m. ET, from addiction medicine-certified physicians, clinical pharmacists, and nurses with special expertise in pharmacotherapy options for opioid use. Voicemail is available 24-hours a day.

Please note: NCCC consultation services are for healthcare providers only. We cannot assist patients or family members of patients at this time.

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