Addictions to opiate painkillers and heroin continue to plague communities across the United States. All levels of government have focused on implementing strategies designed to prevent the use of these substances or mitigate the effects of opiate-based substance use disorders. A primary focus has been on increasing the treatment options of individuals seeking care using proven scientific methods to improve outcomes. Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) has long been advocated for by scientists, but states, community-based organizations and practitioners have been slow to integrate MAT within existing models. This presentation will offer a foundational view of MAT and how to implement this evidence-based modality within treatment settings.
After completion of this course, the participant will be able to:
6 CE’s for:
Jerri Avery, Ph.D., LPC