New Zealand Clinical Guidelines for the Use of Buprenorphine in the Treatment of Opioid Dependence 2010

Published online: 
02 November 2010

Summary

These clinical guidelines provide a framework for the effective, safe and responsive delivery of opioid substitution treatment. They are appended to Opioid Substitution Treatment: New Zealand Practice Guidelines (Ministry of Health 2008).

Similar to the national practice guidelines, these guidelines stress the key principles of safety, stabilisation, assessment and review, treatment planning, clinical case management and integrated treatment. They also emphasise the particular skills (both professional and personal) and knowledge that reinforce the need for a trained, well-informed and accountable opioid treatment workforce.

Publishing information

  • Date of publication:
    02 November 2010
  • Hardcopy date of publication:
    02 November 2010
  • ISBN:
    978-0-478-35932-9 (online)
  • HP number:
    5067
  • Citation:
    Ministry of Health. 2010. New Zealand Clinical Guidelines for the Use of Buprenorphine (with or without Naloxone) in the Treatment of Opioid Dependence 2010. Wellington: Ministry of Health.
  • Ordering information:
    Only soft copy available to download
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