Guidelines for prescribing opioids.

Because of the potentially harmful repercussions of prescribing opioids, practitioners are encouraged to abide by a number of guidelines that detail established best practices, safe prescribing of opioids for chronic pain, as well as the use of medications such as buprenorphine in the treatment of opioid addiction.


Welcome to episode 1 of the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry podcast featuring Dr. Roger Chou. As a member of the committee that developed the CDC opioid guidelines released in April, 2016, Dr. Chou has a unique perspective on the development, rationale and scientific evidence for the recommendations.