What are APA recommendations for psychosocial treatment of opioid use disorder?

Updated: Jun 21, 2018
  • Author: David W Dixon, DO; Chief Editor: Glen L Xiong, MD  more...
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The APA guidelines recommend the following evidence-based psychosocial treatments for opioid use disorder: [6]

  • behavioral therapies (e.g., community reinforcement, contingency management)

  • cognitive-behavioral therapies (CBTs) (e.g., relapse prevention, social skills training)

  • psychodynamic therapy/interpersonal therapy (IPT)

  • group and family therapies

See Treatment and Medication for more detail.

See Pain Management: Concepts, Evaluation, and Therapeutic Options, a Critical Images slideshow, to help assess pain and establish efficacious treatment plans.


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