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