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Treating Opioid Use Disorder: A Pharmacist’s Guide for MAT

September 19 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Opioids use disorder (OUD) is a chronic condition that affects millions of Americans. If left untreated it can result in serious consequences including increased morbidity, relapse, opioid overdose, and death. Medication-assisted treatment is effective for OUD and has been shown to decrease all-cause mortality and opioid overdose-related deaths. This pharmacist-driven training will provide detailed education on the induction and maintenance of medication-assisted treatment for opioid use disorder.

  • Describe the epidemiology of opioid overdose and opioid use disorder in the United States
  • Examine the prescribing patterns of opioids for chronic non-cancer pain over the past two decades
  • Differentiate the clinical presentation of opioid dependence, opioid withdrawal and opioid use disorder
  • Classify the pharmacology and therapeutics for methadone, buprenorphine/naloxone, and naltrexone for the treatment of opioid use disorder
  • Discuss treatment considerations for patients with HIV and Opioid Use Disorder




Addiction Technology Transfer Center Network (ATTC)