Review of Medication-Assisted Treatment Guidelines and Measures for Opioid and Alcohol Use. Acronyms


The following acronyms are mentioned in this report and/or appendices.

AA Alcoholics Anonymous
ADAP Vermont Division of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Programs
ADI Adolescent Diagnostic Interview
AIDS Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome
Al-Anon AA-based program of recovery for the families and friends of alcoholics
ALT Alanine Transaminase blood test
AMDG Washington State Agency Medical Directors' Group
AOD Alcohol or Other Drug
AP Attending Provider
APA American Psychiatric Association
APQ Alcohol Problems Questionnaire
ART Antiretroviral Therapy
ASAM American Society of Addiction Medicine
ASPE HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation
AST Aspartate Aminotrasferase blood test
AUDIT Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (screen)
AUDIT-C Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test Consumption (screen)
BAP British Association for Psychopharmacology
BASIS-24 24-item Behavior and Symptom Identification Scale
BMT Buprenorphine Maintenance Treatment
CAMHS Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service
CBT Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
cc Cubic Centimeter
CDC HHS Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
CHARD Community Health and Resource Director
CINA Clinical Institute for Narcotic Assessment
CIWA-Ar Clinical Institute for Withdrawal Assessment for Alcohol-revised
CM Contingency Management
CMAJ Canadian Medical Association Journal
CNCP Chronic Non-Cancer Pain
CNS Central Nervous System
COD Co-Occurring Disorder
COWS Clinical Opiate Withdrawal Scale
CSAT SAMHSA Centers for Substance Abuse Treatment
CVD Cardiovascular Disease
CYP450 Cytochrome P450, a family of isozymes responsible for the biotransformation of several drugs  
DAART Directly Administered Antiretrovical Therapy
DATA Division of Alcohol and Drug Abuse
DEA Drug Enforcement Agency
DoD U.S. Department of Defense
DSM-IV Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 4th edition
DSM-IV TR   Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 4th edition, text revision
DSM-V Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th edition
DT Delirium Tremen
EBT Evidence-Based Treatment
EHR Electronic Health Record
FDA HHS Food and Drug Administration
FY Fiscal Year
g Gram
GAF Global Assessment of Functioning Scale
GDG Guideline Development Group
GGT Gamma-Glutamyl Transferase
GHB Gamma-Hydroxybutyric
GRADE Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development and Evaluation
HEDIS Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set
HHS U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
HIV Human Immunodeficiency Virus
IDDT Integrated Dual Disorder Treatment
IV Intravenous
kg Kilogram
LDQ Leeds Dependence Questionnaire
MAST-G Michigan Alcohol Screening Test-Geriatric version
MAT Medication-Assisted Treatment
mg Milligram
ml Milliliter
MMSE Mini-Mental State Examination
MMT Methadone Maintenance Treatment
NA Narcotics Anonymous
NCQA National Committee for Quality Assurance
NHMRC National Health and Medical Research Council
NIAAA National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
NICE National Institute for Clinical Excellence
NOUGG National Opioid Use Guideline Group
NQF National Quality Forum
NSAID Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug
OAT Opiate Agonist Therapy
OBOT Office-Based Opioid Treatment
OOWS Objective Opioid Withdrawal Scale
OST Opioid Substitution Therapy
OTC Over-The-Counter
OTP Opioid Treatment Program
OVHA Office of Vermont Health Access
PAS-45 New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Service client Discharge Report
PDMP Prescription Drug Monitoring Program
PTSD Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
QF Quantity Frequency
QT time between the start of the ! wave and the end of the T wave in the heart's electrical cycle
QTc Corrected QT interval
RCT Randomized Controlled Trial
ROSC Recovery-Oriented Systems of Care
RPT Relapse Prevention Therapy
SADQ Severity of Alcohol Dependence Questionnaire
SAMHSA HHS Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
SIMP Structured Intensive Multidisciplinary Program
SMART Self-Management and Recovery Training
SMAST-G Short Michigan Alcohol Screening Test-Geriatric version
SOWS Subjective Opioid Withdrawal Scale
SPC Summary of Product Characteristics
SROM Slow-Release Oral Morphine
SSRI Suicide Screening Risk Inventory
SUD Substance Use Disorder
TB Tuberculosis
TJC The Joint Commission
UCLA University of California, Las Angeles
UNAIDS Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS
UNDOC United Nations Office on Drug and Crime
UROD Ultra-Rapid-Detoxification
VA U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
VDH Vermont Department of Health
VHA Veterans Health Administration
WFSBP World Federation of Societies of Biological Psychiatry
WHO World Health Organization

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