Videos address an array of topics including: stigma, engaging patients and treatment options.

  • Patient wants to stop taking buprenorphine
    Dr. Edwin Salsitz, a Providers Clinical Support System Clinical expert, speaks to a patient who has been on buprenorphine and has done well and now wants to taper off buprenorphine. They discuss the p …
  • How does buprenorphine work? (Part 1)
    Dr. John Mariani, a Providers Clinical Support System Clinical expert, discusses with a patient about buprenorphine to treat a patient’s heroin addiction with a patient.
  • How does buprenorphine work? (Part 2)
    Dr. John Mariani, a Providers Clinical Support System Clinical expert, gives a patient an idea of how she will feel once she begins taking buprenorphine for the treatment of opioid use disorder.
  • How does buprenorphine work? (Part 3)
    Dr. John Mariani, a Providers Clinical Support System Clinical expert, answers a patient’s question about how long she will have to take buprenorphine to treat her heroin addiction.
  • How does buprenorphine work? (Part 4)
    Dr. John Mariani, a Providers Clinical Support System Clinical expert, explains the difference between being on heroin or other opioids and taking buprenorphine, which is an opioid, to treat opioid us …
  • A patient chooses buprenorphine for OUD
    Dr. John Mariani, PCSS clinical expert discusses with a patient with opioid use disorder the options for medication assisted treatment. They decide to start with buprenorphine and Dr. Mariani explains …
  • A patient chooses methadone for OUD
    A patient with opioid use disorder weighs the options for medication assisted treatment and chooses methadone. Dr. John Mariani, a Providers Clinical Support System Clinical expert, explains what she …
  • The benefits of naloxone
    Dr. Hillary Kunis, a Providers Clinical Support System Clinical expert, explains the benefits of naloxone, a medication that can immediately revive a person who has overdosed on an opioid.
  • How does injection naltrexone work? (Part 1)
    Dr. Mariani, a Providers Clinical Support System Clinical expert, explains to a patient the benefits of injectable naltrexone to treat opioid use disorder.
  • How does injection naltrexone work? (Part 2)
    Dr. John Mariani, a Providers Clinical Support System Clinical expert, explains what a patient can expect prior to her first dose of injectable naltrexone as an outpatient.
  • How does injection naltrexone work? (Part 3)
    Dr. Mariani, a Providers Clinical Support System Clinical expert, explains what a patient can expect once she receives her first dose of injectable naltrexone.
  • What to expect when receiving first naltrexone dose (Part 1)
    A patient with opioid use disorder weighs the options for medication assisted treatment and chooses naltrexone. Dr. John Mariani, a Providers Clinical Support System Clinical expert, explains what she …
  • What to expect when receiving first naltrexone dose (Part 2)
    Dr. John Mariani, a Providers Clinical Support System Clinical expert, explains what a patient can expect when she begins taking naltrexone for the treatment of opioid use disorder.
  • Quick overview of medications for treating OUD
    Dr. Sanchit Maruti, a Providers Clinical Support System Clinical expert, gives a quick primer on the medications used to treat opioid use disorder.
  • Why medications are effective for OUD
    Dr. Hillary Kunins, a Providers Clinical Support System Clinical expert, discusses the importance of treating opioid use disorder using medications
  • Recommendations to Consider Before Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain
    This PCSS resource guides providers through an interview with a patient to make informed decisions based on the CDC Guidelines for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain.
  • Patients with OUD are patients
    Dr. Lipi Roy, a Providers Clinical Support System Clinical expert, urges healthcare providers to not be judgmental with patients who have a substance use order. Be aware of what is evidence-based trea …
  • Stigma and OUD
    Nurse Practitioner Vanessa Loukas, a Providers Clinical Support System Clinical expert, discusses the issue of stigma in treating patients with opioid use disorder—from the patients to the providers w …
  • Respect and Dignity Key in Treating Substance Use Disorders
    Patients in recovery from addiction and family members discuss the importance of having support and encouragement from the medical staff during treatment.
  • Anna Maybel: Understanding helped her face addiction treatment
    Anna Mabel, in recovery from substance use disorder for 18 years, discusses the importance of having medical staff understand how difficult it is to seek treatment and support recovery.