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Medications for Opioid Use Disorder

Author: SAMHSA

Course Created: 2018

Practice Level: Intermediate

No book to buy Duration: 3 hours
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Course Summary

The first part of the course looks at medications for Opioid Use Disorder and treatment. The second part of the course looks at ways that addiction treatment counselors can collaborate with healthcare professionals to support client- centered, trauma-informed OUD treatment and recovery. It also serves as a quick guide to medications that can treat OUD and presents strategies for clear communication with prescribers, creation of supportive environments for clients who take OUD medication, and ways to address other common counseling concerns when working with this population.

Course Format

This course contains downloadable online lessons (PDF) and a practice test. When you're ready, purchase the course by clicking the "Add To Cart" button. This will let you take the test, complete the course evaluation and receive your certificate for CE credits.

Learning Objectives

  • Explain the DSM-5 criteria for OUD
  • Describe the basic approaches to OUD care
  • List the 3 medications used to treat OUD
  • Discuss how to engage family in treatment for OUD

Course Syllabus

  • The Approach to OUD Care
  • Overview of Medications for OUD
  • Duration of Treatment With OUD Medication
  • Treatment Settings
  • Challenges to Expanding Access to OUD Medication
  • PART 2
  • PARTNERING ADDICTION TREATMENT COUNSELORS WITH CLIENTS AND HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS
  • Quick Guide to Medications
  • Counselor–Prescriber Communications
  • Creation of a Supportive Counseling Experience
  • Other Common Counseling Concerns

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