Clinical Guidelines for the Use of Buprenorphine in the Treatment of Opioid Addiction

Pharmacology of Buprenorphine, TIP #40

About the Course:

Clinical Guidelines for the Use of Buprenorphine in the treatment of Opioid Addiction provides an overview of opioid addiction in the United States including traditional approaches to treatment and an introduction to buprenorphine as an opioid treatment. It reviews the general pharmacology of opioid agonists and antagonist, as well as the opioid partial agonist properties of buprenorphine. This course covers Chapters 1 and 2 only.


U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services

Publication Date:

TIP 40


U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially physicians who seek knowledge about the use of buprenorphine in the treatment of opioid addiction. It is appropriate for an intermediate level of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Identify the practical guidelines for physicians in treating opioid addiction.

  2. Describe pharmacotherapy treatment options for opioid addiction.

  3. Explain the pharmacology of buprenorphine.

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