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The Impact of Fentanyl on Opioid Addiction and Its Treatment: A Few Observations

December 14, 2022 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Fentanyl has presented an ongoing crisis for the United States.

This webinar will cover the following topics as it relates to this crisis.

  1. How fentanyl has impacted known treatment strategies
  2. Increased opioid overdose deaths
  3. Extended the time required to complete detoxification
  4. Association with precipitated withdrawal when starting buprenorphine
  5. Difficulty to start extended-release injectable (naltrexone) treatment
  6. What’s Next?

Learning Objectives 

  • What can we do about fentanyl use in detox protocols?
  • What do we know about fentanyl and BMI index?
  • What do we do with patients who want VIVITROL?
  • What do we do with patients who want SUBOXONE?
  • Next Steps in Treatment Strategies




Addiction Technology Transfer Center Network (ATTC)
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