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Opiate Addiction and Medication Assisted Treatment

October 12, 2018 . 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

$55

This one-day workshop will introduce participants to Medication-Assisted Treatment for people with opioid use disorders. We will focus on the neurobiology of opioid addiction focusing on the brain changes resulting from long-term opioid use and the implications for addiction treatment.

Agonist, partial agonist, antagonist and non-medication assisted therapy will be discussed and include:

  1. Deciding factors between medication and non-medication assisted treatment,
  2. Treatment protocols

Participants will explore the integration of the principles of Harm Reduction, Transtheoretical Theory and Motivational Enhancement Therapy in the treatment of opiate addicts in agonist therapy.

Objectives:
Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to:

  • State no less than three consequences of opiate addiction;
  • State the different classifications of opioids
  • Identify no less than three resources for treating opioid addicts
  • State the rationale for the use of medication such as methadone and suboxone in the treatment of opiate addicts; and
  • Identify key concepts, strategies and skills for effective clinical interventions with opiate addicts

Presented by: Michael Gaudet, LICSW

Organizers

Massachusetts Department of Public Health
Bureau of Substance Abuse Services
Center for Social Innovation
AdCare Educational Institute

Venue

Westford Regency Inn & Conference Center
219 Littleton Road, Route 110
Westford, MA United States
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