Dr. Robert P. Schwartz

Dr. Robert Schwartz Chaired SAMHSA TIP 63

Dr. Robert Schwartz chaired the development of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) recently released Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) 63 entitled Medications for Opioid Use Disorder. The resources in this publication can help healthcare and addiction treatment providers, policymakers, patients, and families address the opioid crisis.

This up-to-date publication provides:

  • an introduction to three FDA-approved medications used to treat opioid use disorder (OUD)
  • tips on addressing OUD in general medical settings
  • a review of the pharmacology and use of these medications
  • ways in which addiction treatment counselors and medical providers can partner to coordinate care.

TIP 63 is available for download on the SAMHSA Store website.