Behavioral therapy has been shown to be an essential component of addiction treatment. Unfortunately, patients sometimes have trouble finding a counselor or therapist familiar with evidence-based addiction treatments including medications.
To help connect patients seeking behavioral
therapy with counselors and therapists familiar
with modern treatments, we are compiling an online locator.
We invite counselors with modern evidencebased
philosophies to register for our locator that
will be shared with other advocacy organizations
nationwide. There is no cost to register and
listings can be edited or removed by the
counselor at any time.
To help with nationwide counselor awareness
of this new and exciting locator, we have an
upcoming inside back cover ad in the September/October issue of Counselor Magazine.
The Physician Locator (Patient/ Doctor Connection Button)
has been improved. It has evolved into an all encompassing buprenorphine resource, and all on one page. It now includes:
- Closest DATA-2000 certified physicians
- Closest counselors/therapists (of an evidence-based philosophy)
- Closest buprenorphine-stocking pharmacies
- Closest treatment facilities that utilize buprenorphine
- Local resources such as Studies, peer support, financial assistance, state health departments, etc.
The printer friendly links allow for easy
printing to take with you or give to a friend or patient. http://www.naabt.org/local/
Coinciding with National
Recovery Month, we at NAABT,
Inc. are pleased to announce the addition of AlcoholAnswers.org to our family.
AlcoholAnswers.org is an Evidence-based educational website for those seeking
information on Alcohol Dependence (Alcoholism) and a sense of community through
our Discussion Forums. There are sections for both Friends & Families and the Alcohol
Dependent person with informational topics including, but not limited to, Evidencebased
Treatment Modalities, Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT), Co-dependency,
Enabling, Health Issues and a Resource section that has a comprehensive glossary, links
to Peer Support Organizations, State Drug & Alcohol Site, various Research Information
and Downloads on topics of interest. AlcoholAnswers.org also has a MySpace space.
NAABT Patient Awareness/Outreach Program Updates.
The success of our second Awareness/
Outreach Program on the public
transportation systems in Baltimore (bus,
light rail, Metro, MARC), Detroit (bus),
Miami (bus and metrorail), Seattle/Tacoma
(bus) and throughout the State of New
Jersey (light rail and bus lines) was
a huge success.
To celebrate National Recovery Month,
we will be seen on the public
transportation systems in Detroit
(PeopleMover), Pittsburgh, Tampa, and
again in Seattle and Philadelphia.
The naabt.org MySpace page has proven
to be a good source of referrals to both
naabt.org and the Patient/Physician
Matching System. To see what it's
all about, please visit us at:
We hope that through these efforts
more people become aware of the
buprenorphine treatment option, become
educated and make an informed decision as
to if this is right for them.
Patients and Prescribing Physicians. Patients and prescribing physicians
can now order a free "in case
of emergency" wallet card that alerts
healthcare workers that buprenorphine
can affect opioid pain medication.
The card also lists a link to this web
with important relevant links useful if
opioid pain treatment becomes
necessary. Simply email us an address
to send the card to at
September is National Recovery
Month To find out what events are
going on in your state, visit Faces and
Voices of Recovery.
To date 32 states will be holding rallies
or walks on September 15. The 'hub'
event is at Liberty Park in New Jersey.
Hosted by Friends of Addiction Recovery – New Jersey their hope is that "this
year's rally will build support to end
discrimination, especially in health
insurance coverage, experienced by
individuals in recovery from addiction."
Click here for more information.
Billing codes. A list of common
billing codes are available for
download and printing from the Patient/Physician Matching system
physician login page, or you can
SAMHSA Locator. If you are a
certified physician please be sure
your information is correct on the
locator. Please check for spelling
and correct phone number. If you
know of a colleague who is on the list but should not be due to
no longer practicing, please
Please note: If you have multiple
practice locations, you can now
add them. 1-866-287-2728
Voluntary Disclosure: Some of the funding for this organization is provided by anonymous donors whose lives were touched by evidence-based addiction treatment and were willing to help support our mission. NAABT, Inc. has also accepted funding from pharmaceutical companies in the form of "Unrestricted Educational Grants." The grants are "unrestricted" so that there are no "strings" attached. NAABT, Inc. has complete control over how the funds are used, there are no restrictions on the content or mission of this site, and donors have no control over the content of the site or NAABT's activities. NAABT, Inc. is solely responsible for all of its activities.
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