Opioid Addiction and Medication Assisted Treatment

Description: 

This one-day workshop will provide a brief overview of the medical, psychological and behavioral aspects of opioid use/dependence. Agonist, partial agonist, antagonist and non-medication assisted therapy will be discussed and include:

  • Deciding factors between medication and non-medication assisted treatment,
  • Treatment protocols

Participants will explore the integration of the principles of Harm Reduction, Transtheoretical Theory and Motivational Enhancement Therapy in the treatment of opioid use disorders with agonist therapy.

Objectives:
Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to:

  • State no less than three consequences of opioid addiction;
  • State the different classifications of opioids
  • Identify no less than three resources for treating people with opioid use disorder
  • State the rationale for the use of medication such as methadone and suboxone in the treatment of people with opioid use disorder; and
  • Identify key concepts, strategies and skills for effective clinical interventions for people with opioid use disorder
     

​​Sponsored by: 
MA Department of Public Health, Bureau of Substance Addiction Services & AdCare Educational Institute, Inc.

Presenter: 
Michael Gaudet LICSW
Event Date: 
Friday, October 12, 2018 - 8:30am to 4:00pm
Attendance Mode: 
In Person
Tags: 
Opiates / Opioids
Address: 
Westford Regency Inn and Conference Center
219 Littleton Road, Route 110
Westford, MA 01886
Cost: 
$55
Sponsored by BSAS: 
Yes
Contact Information
Gina Colon
Phone: 
5087527313
Organization: 
AdCare Educational Institute
Position: 
Planner