Addressing the Behavioral Health Needs of Pain, Opioids and MAT

The opioid crisis has left many chronic pain patients with an opioid use disorder diagnosis. This course will aid the participant with the guidelines of prescribing for chronic pain to patients with and without a substance use disorder. The doctors will also review the risks, benefits, and alternatives of opioids for chronic pain, provide guidance for the management of refractory chronic pain in the primary care setting and lay a foundation for understanding the management of pain in the setting of addiction.  This course will also offer the theory of addiction as a brain disease.

Educational Objectives

Objectives

After completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand epidemiology and factors which contribute to prescription drug abuse in America
  • Understand CDC Guidelines on prescribing opioids for chronic pain
  • Understand the concept of addiction as a brain disease

3.0 CE’s Offered:

  • DMH-Addiction Therapist
  • DMH-Mental Health Therapist
  • DMH-Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Therapist
  • MAAP-Mississippi Association of Addiction Professionals
  • NBCC-National Board for Certified Counselors
  • SW-(Social Work)
  • EDU – Educator (tentative), visit www.msbhln.org

Presenter

Scott Hambelton, M.D.

Location

Virtual

Date

Oct. 5, 2021

Time

9:00 am - 12:30 pm

Presenter

Scott Hambelton, M.D.

Location

Virtual