Access to medication-assisted treatment can mean the difference between life and death. Research shows that medication-assisted treatment (MAT) is effective in reducing relapse when used in combination with other psycho-social treatment and recovery support strategies.
This three-hour training explores various MAT options for individuals with opioid use disorder. Throughout the training, we discuss strengths and challenges associated with MAT and who might benefit most from each treatment option. To learn more about this training, review the agenda.
At the conclusion of the training, participants will be able to:
- Describe benefits of medication-assisted treatment for people with opioid addiction
- Explain how use of opioids affects the brain
- Define: tolerance, dependence, and addiction in relation to opioid use
- Describe factors that may contribute to opioid addiction in some people
- List risk factors for developing an opioid addiction
- Describe barriers to MAT that people with opioid addiction experience
- List services and supports that people on MAT for opioid addiction may need to achieve their goals
- Explain how you would help people make decisions about MAT
- Describe how methadone, buprenorphine, and naltrexone work to treat opioid dependency