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:
- Explain how opioids affect the brain
- Describe the process of developing opioid use disorder
- Identify factors that contribute to the risk of opioid use disorder
- Describe the role MAT plays in a holistic recovery plan
- Review FDA-approved medications for opioid use disorders, how they work, and the benefits & drawbacks of each
- Describe possible barriers to MAT that people with opioid use disorder may experience
- Identify the nonpharmacological components of effective treatment for opioid use disorder
- Recognize considerations for MAT for special populations
- Review best practices for supporting decision-making in opioid use disorder treatment