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Between 1997 and 2007 the use of prescription opioids more than quadrupled. Similarly, drug overdose deaths significantly increased for the 11th consecutive year in 2010. Although emergency physicians manage 28% of all acute care visits in the United States, only 5% of all opioid prescriptions are written by emergency physicians. As leaders in health care we want to do our part in reversing this alarming public health trend by expanding access to treatment.

California ACEP has endorsed and is promoting the following Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) guidelines and resources. More will be posted this fall. Together we can improve access to opioid use disorder treatment for our patients.



California ACEP has joined forces with ED-BRIDGE and has endorsed their August 2018 guide



For more information on ED-BRIDGE, visit


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