http://www.pcss-o.org/ The SAMHSA-funded PCSS is designed to assist practicing physicians, in accordance with the Drug Addiction Treatment Act of 2000, in incorporating into their practices the treatment of prescription opioid and heroin dependent patients using buprenorphine.
The PCSS service is available, at no cost, to interested physicians and staff, to assist in implementing office-based treatment of opioid dependence with buprenorphine. The essential elements of the PCSS are a national network of trained physician mentors with expertise in buprenorphine treatment and skilled in clinical education, who will be supported by NATIONAL EXPERTS in the use of buprenorphine.
The PCSS MENTORS are members of medical specialty societies and provide mentoring support and educational services based on evidence-based practice guidelines. The efforts of PCSS are coordinated by a STEERING COMMITTEE composed of representatives from the Federal government, the leading addiction medicine societies, along with primary care and psychiatric organizations that represent the target physician populations.
To register as a PCSS Participant, you may contact the PCSS directly or download, complete, and return the PCSS Participant Registration Questionnaire form. The PCSS staff will match you to a mentor within 2 days of receiving your registration form.
To suppress the debilitating symptoms of cravings and withdrawal, enabling the patient to engage in therapy, counseling and support, so they can implement positive long-term changes in their lives which develops into the new healthy patterns of behavior necessary to achieve sustained addiction remission. - explain -