Becoming a Certified Buprenorphine Prescriber
August 22, 2011
Opioid addiction and dependence
Buprenorphine is an effective treatment for patients who are addicted to opioids and, because it can be prescribed in a take-home dose, is an attractive alternative to methadone. Physicians who wish to prescribe buprenorphine in their practice must first meet several qualifications and obtain a waiver from SAMHSA and an identification number from the DEA. This article outlines the application process and includes links to additional online resources and support.