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The “X-waiver” — prescribing buprenorphine

The “X-waiver” (technically the DATA 2000 waiver) is a process that allows certain medical providers to prescribe buprenorphine for the treatment of opioid use disorder (OUD). The use of buprenorphine (and Suboxone, a combination of buprenorphine and naloxone) is a cornerstone of medication assisted treatment (MAT). While there is a lot of stigma and confusion surrounding the X-waiver (and even more surrounding MAT in general), the process is actually quite simple.

This lesson will discuss the X-waiver — the requirements, the application process, and what comes afterward.

Download the lesson outline, then enjoy the video!

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