J. Paul Seale, M.D., Certified by the American Boards of Family Medicine and Addiction Medicine, Professor and Director of Research in the Department of Family Medicine at Navicent Health Center and Mercer University School of Medicine, will discuss America's ongoing opioid epidemic.
By the end of this program, participants should be able to:
- Identify several key developments in the origin of the opioid epidemic;
- Describe strategic initiatives that are in progress to address the epidemic; and
- Identify specific steps forward that could help address this epidemic
Supported by the Department of Health & Human Services/Office of Population Affairs/Office of Family Planning Grant #5 FPTPA006067-01-00.
Supporting Recovery with Medications for Addiction Treatment (MAT) is a 3-hour, self-paced course designed to enhance your professional knowledge of MAT and to build skills related to reaching and educating clients about MAT. At the conclusion of this course, you will be able to: demonstrate how to use MAT with alcohol and opioid dependent clients; describe the various medications approved to treat alcohol and opioid dependence, including research outcomes, and extent of use; identify the workforce, organizational, and environmental/regulatory issues that facilitate or impede the implementation of MAT; and model ways to overcome barriers to clients’ use of MAT and build awareness of MAT among clients, their friends and family, and the general community.
This course was developed by the NIDA/SAMHSA-ATTC Medication-Assisted Treatment Blending Team.