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Overcoming Challenges in Treating People with Opioid Use Disorder

This 3-hour in-person training session will provide participants with a deeper understanding of individuals struggling with opioid use disorder and the treatment options available to them. This course offers a combination of didactics, case-based review, and discussion focused on treatment for people who are experiencing challenges with opioid use. Group discussions will emphasize the practice of making evidence-based treatment recommendations.

Course content includes:

  • Opioid use disorder conceptualization (diagnosis, course, patterns of use).
  • Models of treatment (Medication Assisted Treatment, medications and modalities)
  • A review of data that underscores the opioid epidemic and provides the evidence base for MAT.
  • Behavioral health integration ā€“ practice information when treating people who misuse opioids.

Course objectives:

  • Describe diagnostic features, drug use patterns, and the trajectory of opioid use disorder.
  • Understand the evidence-based treatment options available for individuals with opioid use disorder.
  • Inform treatment decisions for people who have opioid use disorder.

This course is designed for inter-professional education (IPE) students in the field of substance use disorders, mental health and social work. It is also appropriate for practitioners working in behavioral health and counseling as well as those who work in outreach or care navigation functions with people who have developed an opioid use disorder and who are in recovery. Health professional students, especially WWAMI AHEC Scholars, are highly encouraged to participate in this workshop.

Starts: May. 1, 2019 10:00 am
Ends: May. 1, 2019 1:00 pm
Registration Deadline
April 30, 2019
Event Type
Face-to-Face Training
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