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Medications for Opioid Use Disorder (TIP 63)-Pharmacotherapy in OUD

About the Course:

This TIP is about using FDA approved medications to treat Opioid Use Disorder (OUD). Part 3 of this TIP describes general principles of OUD pharmacotherapy and discusses medication formulations, indications, and dosing for the three Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved medications used to treat OUD—methadone, naltrexone, and buprenorphine. Part 3 also discusses patient management and monitoring in outpatient settings other than opioid treatment programs (OTPs) as well as medical management of patients with OUD in hospital settings.

This course is based on the reading-based online article, Medications for Opioid Use Disorder (TIP 63)-Pharmacotherapy in OUD created by SAMHSA in 2020.

Publication Date:

2020

Course Material Author

SAMHSA

SAMHSA authored the material only, and was not involved in creating this CE course. They are identified here for your own evaluation of the relevancy of the material this course is based on.

Course Creator

Ann E. Davis

Recommended For:

Counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists and social workers. This course is appropriate for all levels of knowledge.

Course Objectives:

After taking this course, you should be able to:

  1. Acknowledge that Medication Assisted Therapy is beneficial and the preferred method of treatment for patients with Opioid Use Disorder.
  2. Identify proper dosing of the 3 approved FDA dugs to treat Opioid Use Disorder.
  3. Recognize treatment limitations based upon the setting in which it is administered.

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Course Number 102940
7 CE credit hours
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  • Reading-Based Online
Exam Fee $41.79
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