Providers play a critical role in a patient’s recovery. Whether you are referring patients to treatment, connecting families to support services, expanding prescription capabilities, or exploring training opportunities for staff, it’s important that you are aware of the options and tools available.
As new findings emerge, information will be shared online so providers can stay at the forefront of OUD treatment trends, guidelines, and training.
Medical treatment is a vital component of recovery. Find out more about FDA-approved forms of Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT), along with referral procedures and alternative pain management.
Stay updated on the most current evidence-based treatment strategies and guidelines. You can access local and national training materials, including webinars, at any time online.
Improving the way opioids are prescribed through clinical practice guidelines ensures patients have access to safer, more effective chronic pain treatment while reducing the number of people who misuse, abuse, and overdose from these drugs.
Training and resources for providers:
- Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP): Program for South Dakota prescribers and pharmacists to improve patient care and reduce the misuse, abuse, and diversion of controlled prescription drugs.
- South Dakota State Medical Association (SDSMA): South Dakota Provider’s Toolkit, resources, and educational opportunities.
- Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC): Interactive, web-based training and webinar series for prescribing opioids.