Six Building Blocks self-assessment: A tool that can be used to measure status in the Six Building Blocks, both as a small group activity during site visits and by the Opioid Improvement Team to track progress over time.
Model patient agreement: An example patient agreement from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) your clinic can use during the patient agreement revision process.
VA Opioid Taper Decision Tool: The Opioid Taper Decision Tool is designed to assist Primary Care providers in determining if an opioid taper is necessary for a specific patient, in performing the taper, and in providing follow-up and support during the taper.
Pain Tracker: An example guide of assessments to use during pain visits.
Caring for Complex Patients resources
Buprenorphine information from SAHMSA: Buprenorphine is used in medication-assisted treatment (MAT) to help people reduce or quit their use of heroin or other opiates, such as pain relievers like morphine.