Table 1: Suggestions for Controlling Prescription Drug Abuse: * At or above 100mg MED (morphine equivalent dose)--recommend referral to Pain Management (PM) specialist * At or above 200 MED-require referral to PM specialist, evaluation by a psychiatric provider or addictionologist
, and sleep study * Recommend against use of benzodiazepines in combination with opioids * At or above 30 mg methadone/day--Refer to pain specialist * Limit of four doses of short-acting opioids per day * Limit of one short-acting agent concurrently * Discontinue use of suboxone prescribing for pain
More recently, Zwerling demonstrated that someone with an addiction can in theory receive a safe administration of pain medication, though it took significant prodding from his addictionologist
to convince him, given his own background in healthcare.
Overall Min/ Max/ Average Salary by Job Title (Manisses Salary Survey) Job Title: Min Max Average Addictionologist
$23,504 $240,000 $71,056 CEO/ Senior-Level Executive $10,000 $250,000 $87,126 Clinical/ Medical Director $24,000 $275,000 $108,528 Front-Line Worker $16,500 $100,000 $36,597 Nurse $9,000 $135,200 $59,863 Program Director $24,500 $160,000 $59,232 Psychiatrist $39,000 $225,000 $140,195 Psychologist $20,500 $250,000 $73,410 Social Worker $18,000 $132,000 $48,798 Does your organization provide parity coverage for mental health and substance abuse services?