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

August 29 @ 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.

  • Discuss the epidemiology of opioid overdose and opioid use disorder in the United States
  • Review the prescribing patters of opioids for chronic non-cancer pain over the past two decades
  • Define and review the clinical presentation of opioid dependence, opioid withdrawal, and opioid use disorder
  • Review the pharmacology and therapeutics for methadone, buprenorphine/naloxone, and naltrexone for the treatment of opioid use disorder

Venue

Webinar

Organizer

Addiction Technology Transfer Center Network (ATTC)
Website:
https://attcnetwork.org/