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Home September 16, 2019 - 2:34pm

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Tapering Guidance for Opioids: Existing Best Practices and Evidence Standards

The Action Collaborative on Countering the U.S. Opioid Epidemic hosted a public webinar on July 22nd on best practices and evidence standards for opioid tapering. The webinar featured experts who discussed current guidance for opioid tapering, how this guidance is applied in practice, and the strength of the evidence behind these protocols.

Rural OklahomaMAT Newsletter August 20, 2019 - 1:39pm

Missed a mailing? Check out our past monthly newsletters available below. 

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January 2019

February 2019

About July 17, 2019 - 1:29pm

The Medication-Assisted Therapy (MAT) Expansion Project seeks to expand access to medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for persons with opioid use disorder (OUD) in rural Oklahoma; with the hope of reducing opioid use, emergency department visits, and overdose deaths.

We are working with primary care providers in rural counties in Northeast, Southeast, North Central, and South Central Oklahoma to expand MAT for persons with OUD. This project is being funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) in response to the opioid epidemic.

Articles and Briefs March 22, 2019 - 2:33pm

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How Fentanyl Changes the Opioid Equation

Oklahoma MAT Library March 22, 2019 - 2:32pm

Welcome to the Oklahoma MAT Library. 

The OklahomaMAT Library features a compilation of useful resources for providers working within the addiction medicine space. We have compiled and are continuing to add links to resources from around the web to help you over the course of your waiver process and within your practice. If you find additional resources that you think should be included in our library, please forward your suggestions to

Pregnancy and Parenting Women March 22, 2019 - 2:32pm

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ACOG Committee Opinion on Opioid Use and Opioid Use Disorder in Pregnancy

Provider and Patient Stories March 22, 2019 - 2:31pm

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Why I Treat – By ASAM

Compiled by ASAM this collection of stories features the experiences of a variety of providers on their experiences treating opioid addiction. This collection of stories provides some key insights on why some individuals choose to treat addiction and the positive impacts that they have made to their patients, patients’ families, communities and nation.

American Indians and Opioids March 22, 2019 - 2:31pm

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The Opioid Epidemic: Definitions, Data, Solutions

Partner Pharmacies March 22, 2019 - 2:31pm

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Buprenorphine Practitioner Verification for Pharmacists

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has put together a database to allow pharmacists to verify a physician’s DATA waiver. Pharmacists are able to search using the physician’s last name and DEA registration number to verify.

Pain Management March 22, 2019 - 2:31pm

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CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain

Patient Education March 22, 2019 - 2:30pm

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The Facts about Buprenorphine for Treatment of Opioid Addiction

Billing and Payment March 22, 2019 - 2:30pm

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PCSS – Financing Factors for Implementing Medication-Assisted Treatment

Provider Tools and Guides March 22, 2019 - 2:29pm

MAT Provider Tools and Guides

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TIP 63: Medications for Opioid Use Disorder

Opioids and Rural America March 22, 2019 - 2:27pm

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Rural Resource Guide to Help Communities Address Substance Use Disorder and Opioid Misuse

Buprenorphine Waiver Course January 15, 2019 - 4:23pm

The ASAM Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder Course

- Includes Waiver Qualifying Requirements -


Training Overview January 11, 2019 - 2:57pm



Provider Spotlight: Jacqueline S. Rollins October 8, 2018 - 5:43pm

Jacqueline S. Rollins, APRN,
Broken Bow, OK

Rural Oklahoma Medication Assisted Treatment Expansion Project: Consulting Request Form March 2, 2018 - 2:58pm
Facts & Figures September 18, 2018 - 1:32pm

Use of opioid prescription drugs for non-medical reasons and past-year heroin use are on the rise nationally, tripling emergency department visits due to opioid overdose (1). In 2014, an estimated 1.9 million people in the U.S. had an opioid use disorder (OUD) related to prescription pain relievers, and an estimated 586,000 had an OUD related to heroin (2). Nearly 19,000 individuals died nationwide as a result of prescription opioid overdose; and more than 17,000 from illicit drug overdose (more than 10,000 of which involved heroin) (3).

Partners May 18, 2018 - 3:59pm

The Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) Expansion Project is funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) and led by The American Institutes for Research (AIR). AIR is a non-profit research firm based in Washington, DC, providing a wide range of health services research, healthcare and behavioral healthcare quality and delivery systems improvement,