Introduction to Medications for Opioid Use Disorder Treatment
Friday April 9, 2021
1:00pm - 4:15pm EST
NCASPPB approved 3 credit hours -- Substance Use Specific (SS) and Evidence Based Treatment (EBT).
Presented by John Sanders, LCSW, LCAS, CCS
This live, interactive webinar will cover the three Food and Drug Administration-approved medications for opioid use disorder treatment—methadone, naltrexone, and buprenorphine—and the other strategies and services needed to support people in recovery. The goal of treatment for opioid addiction is remission of the disorder leading to lasting recovery. Recovery is a process of change through which individuals improve their health and wellness, live self-directed lives, and strive to reach their full potential. Approaching opioid use disorder as a chronic illness can help providers deliver care that helps patients stabilize, achieve remission of symptoms, and establish and maintain recovery. This webinar draws from SAMSHA’s updated TIP 63* and other current sources to teach the most up-to-date treatment approaches.
Using an engaging and instructive teaching style, we will discuss fundamental theory and skills. We will also break out into small groups to discuss how to integrate the information into your agency or practice. These webinars are live and interactive. You can ask questions and communicate with the presenter and other participants. Instructor uses high quality professional audio and video equipment to make your experience as smooth as possible.
* The use of TIP 63 does not constitute a direct or indirect endorsement by SAMHSA or HHS of the training provided.
· Participants will develop an understanding of the general principles of good care for chronic diseases that can guide opioid use disorder treatment.
· Participants will be able to discuss the science demonstrating the effectiveness of medication for opioid use disorder.
· Participants will practice critical thinking skills and discuss how to provide the best services possible to their clients.
1:00pm - 2:30pm — Main presentation
2:30pm - 2:45pm — Break
2:45pm - 4:15pm — Main presentation