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SAMHSA has developed a Buprenorphine Quick Start Guide (PDF | 1.4 MB) and pocket guide (PDF | 200 KB) for all practitioners seeking to prescribe buprenorphine.

Find required practitioner training for substance use disorder treatment topics, as well as recommended resources.


SAMHSA offers a variety of training resources on the treatment of substance use disorder treatment topics to educate and assist programs and practitioners to provide evidence-based treatment.

People who provide medications for opioid use disorders (MOUD) work in a range of prevention, health care, and social service settings. They include psychiatrists, psychologists, pharmacists, nurses, social workers, counselors, marriage and family therapists, peer professionals, clergy, and many others.

Training a diverse and qualified behavioral health workforce is essential to meeting the nation’s needs. SAMHSA provides multiple training opportunities for MOUD and general substance use disorder treatment.

Learn more at Practitioner Training.

Learn more about medication and counseling treatment.

Resources and Publications

SAMHSA offers additional resources and publications.

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