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ADHS launches clinician opioid assistance hotline

Arizona has launched one of the nation’s first 24/7 hotlines providing free, real-time consultations for clinicians with complex patients with pain and opioid use disorders.  The first-of-its-kind hotline is staffed by medical experts at the Poison and Drug Information Centers in Arizona.

The new service can assist providers with the management of:

  • Patients taking high numbers of morphine milligram equivalents (MME)
  • Patients that require an exit strategy from their current opioid regimen (including tapering)
  • New patients on multiple controlled substances
  • Challenging patients with pain and mental health/substance use comorbidities
  • Patients with acute opioid overdose or toxicity
  • Patients with acute opioid or benzodiazepine withdrawal
  • Patients that require MAT (medication assisted treatment)
  • Patients that require local referrals to behavioral health or substance use disorder treatment

Consultations provide tailored, evidence-based, real-time and follow-up services. The number is 1-888-688-4222.

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