Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) as a Tool for Improving Outcomes

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.

Educational Objectives

Objectives:

After completion of this course, the participant will be able to:

  • Provide an overview of the current national and state data trends related to opiate use, treatment, and overdose and the use of medication as a therapeutic tool.
  • Describe 2 aspects of the science related to the use of MAT.
  • Describe 3 current medications and proper treatment integration techniques.

6 CE’s for:

  • CHES (Certified Heath Education Specialist)
  • CPH-Certified Public Health
  • DMH- Addiction Therapist
  • DMH – Licensed Administrator 
  • DMH-Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Therapist
  • DMH-Mental Health Therapist
  • MAAP-Mississippi Association of Addiction Professionals
  • NBCC-National Board for Certified Counselors
  • SW-Social Work

Presenter

Jerri Avery, Ph.D., LPC

Location

Virtual

Date

Mar. 10, 2021

Time

9:00 am - 12:30 pm

Presenter

Jerri Avery, Ph.D., LPC

Location

Virtual