Total CE Credit Hours: 4
Course Info URL: https://www.ce-credit.com/courses/102932
About the Course:
This TIP discusses Medical Assisted Therapy (MAT) for opioid addiction. Addiction is a chronic, treatable illness. Opioid addiction often requires continuing care for effective treatment rather than an episodic, acute-care treatment approach. Some people achieve remission without OUD medication, just as some people can manage type 2 diabetes with exercise and diet alone. But just as it is inadvisable to deny people with diabetes the medication they need to help manage their illness, it is also not sound medical practice to deny people with OUD access to FDA-approved medications for their illness.
This course is based on the reading-based online article, TIP 63: Medications for Opioid Use Disorder-introductions to Medications and Addressing Opioid Use in Medical Settings created by SAMHSA in 2020.
Course Material Author
Counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists and social workers. This course is appropriate for all levels of knowledge.
Identify the 3 FDA approved medications for the treatment of Opioid Use Disorder.
Classify the various screening processes to discover patients at risk.
Differentiate the various MAT treatments, certifications, and ways to transition patients to receiving substance abuse treatment.
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