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The Buprenorphine Effect on Depression

Anyone with a website can now select from a variety of tools that can be offered to your visitors. These convenient mini-locator banners can be added to most sites and quickly connect your visitors to addiction services without the need to navigate through another website. Visitors simply enter their zip code and click go, then when finished, they return to your website. Here are some examples of these easy-to-install banners:


To learn how to add these tools to your website, click here.
(Please note, there are special instructions for, click here.)

10,000 patients connected to treatment through the Patient/Physician Matching System*

NAABT PPMS Login ButtonThe matching system is for people unable to find a certified physician from the locator or one that accepts their insurance or can also treat any co-occurring disorders. Once registered, the anonymous patient information is sent to participating physicians in the area for review and many patients are then contacted within minutes. Unfortunately having 1,800 participating physicians there are still areas of the country where patients are seeking this lifesaving treatment but cannot find a physician willing to treat them. Spokane, WA and all of Vermont are two such places where patients’ needs continue to go unmet. When we notice areas where there is an abundance of patients unable to find treatment, we send out this postcard to certified physicians asking for their participation, and urging them to help. We are also working with local advocacy groups to try and get more physicians involved.

Useful matching system links:  
Patient registration/login Patient frequently asked questions
Physician registration form Map of participating physician locations
Live map of patients seeking treatment right NOW

*(13,500 total registrations – connection rate 74%)


Resources locator screen shotOur locator now connects patients to Tele-Psychiatry, if it is available in your state. Tele-Psychiatry is the delivery of mental health treatment via web-based live two-way videoteleconferencing. Your entire appointment is conducted over a secure internet connection. Prescriptions (if applicable) are called into a local pharmacy. There is no need to travel to an office location, or to spend time in a waiting room. Each physician has their own protocol and technical requirements for patients to participate. Tele-Psychiatry provides 100% geographic coverage for an entire state, allowing patients in rural areas or incapacitated patients, to still receive quality addiction treatment from a certified physician. If it is available in your state a highlighted yellow box will appear below the 5 closest certified doctors, on the locator.

Dr. Richard Gracer’s radio show online.

Dr. Richard Gracer, author of A New Prescription for Addiction, also has a weekly radio show. On 2/28/08 Dr. Gracer’s guest was Kathleen Gargano, a Registered Nurse at the Addiction Treatment clinic at Yale and co-founder of the National Alliance for the Advancement of Buprenorphine Treatment. (NAABT.ORG). Ms. Gargano is a noted national expert for the treatment of opiate addiction with buprenorphine (Subutex/ Suboxone). A patient, who has been treated with buprenorphine, was also interviewed. Click here to play the radio show on your computer or download the mp3 to your iPod. You can also visit Dr. Gracer’s website at:


NEW: Physicians listed on the SAMHSA physician locator can now edit their listed information online. Click here for instructions.

How eligible physicians can increase from the 30 patient to the 100 patient limit. Once the paperwork is submitted and you have replied to the confirmation email, you can begin treating up to 70 more patients. There is no waiting period.

The FREE NAABT Resource Kit. Along with pertinent hardcopy literature,
included is a CD which contains many of the files on our Literature Page, plus over 300 other files – including an off-line version of, past newsletters, laws, research, emergency wallet card and much more. Click here to request one.

Email for bulk quantities:
Free Resource Kit
The Counselor locator continues to grow. There are now 648 counselors registered nationwide. These counselors and therapists indicated they are of an evidence-based philosophy and can treat patients who use medication-assisted treatment as part of their overall recovery plan. Counselors can register at:

Buprenorphine on TV

Buprenorphine on CBS.
If you missed Dr. Sanjay Gupta’s Suboxone report on CBS evening news with Katie Couric, you can click here to see the video.

HBO “Addiction” Series.
HBO is currently re-airing segments of last year’s award winning documentary “Addiction” If you don’t want to wait or don’t have HBO you can watch all of the segments on your computer by visiting the website. Besides the videos the educational portion of the site has a tremendous amount of recent science on addiction.
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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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The National Alliance of Advocates for Buprenorphine Treatment is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization formed to help people, in need of treatment, find treatment providers who are willing and able to treat opioid dependency in the privacy of a doctor's office. Our website offers answers to frequently asked questions, a glossary, actual patient experiences, a discussion board, information on the history and treatments of opioid addiction, current news on the subject and more. Donate

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