Office Based Addiction Treatment Training and Technical Assistance (OBAT TTA)

A Resource for Healthcare and Social Services Professionals

Videos

Recorded OBAT TTA Trainings

Waiver-trained: now what? The nuts and bolts of addiction treatment

Injectable Buprenorphine: An Instructional Guide

Substance Use Disorder 101: The Overview

Videos from Our Experts

Demystifying Bacterial Infections in Patients with Substance Use Disorders
Written by Simeon Kimmel, MD, MA, Assistant Professor of Medicine at Boston University School of Medicine and Medical Director, BMC Project TRUST

Medications for Treatment of Alcohol Use Disorder
Written by Richard Saitz, MD, MPH, Professor of Medicine at Boston University School of Medicine and Chair and Professor of Community Health Sciences at Boston University School of Public Health

Common Dilemmas in the Ethical Treatment of Inpatients with Substance Use Disorders
Written by Zoe Weinstein, MD, MSc, Director of the BMC Addiction Consult Service and Assistant Professor of Medicine at Boston University School of Medicine

Initiation of Buprenorphine in Patients who are NOT Opioid Dependent
Written by Kristin Wason, MSN, AGPCNP, CARN, Clinical Nurse Educator, BMC OBAT TTA

Reducing the Harms of Incarceration for People with Opioid Use Disorder
Written by Jonathan M. Giftos, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and featuring Karen Hannon, BSN, RN, LADAC II, CARN, Nurse Manager and Corrections Liaison, BMC OBAT.

Methadone and the risk of prolonged QTc Interval – A risk/benefit discussion
Written by Bradley M. Buchheit, MD, MS, Assistant Professor of Medicine and Family Medicine, Oregon Health and Science University

HIV Prevention in People Who Inject Drugs: PrEP and PEP
Written by Jessica Taylor, MD, Assistant Professor at Boston University School of Medicine and Medical Director, Faster Paths to Treatment, Boston Medical Center

Be Prepared: Develop an Overdose Response Plan
Written by Donna Beers, MSN, RN-BC, CARN, Associate Director of the HEALing Communities Study Massachusetts; Gabriel Wishik, MD, MPH, Instructor of Medicine at Boston University School of Medicine; and Alicia Ventura, MPH, Director of Special Projects and Research, BMC OBAT TTA.

Educating Clients on Safer Injection Practices
Written by Gabriel Wishik, MD, MPH, Instructor of Medicine at Boston University School of Medicine

Caring for Young Adults with Substance Use Disorder
Written by Scott Hadland, MD, MPH, MS, pediatrician at Boston Medical Center and Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Boston University School of Medicine.

The Unmet Need for Family Planning Services in Addiction Treatment Settings
Written by Annie L. Potter, MSN, MPH, NP, CARN-AP, nurse practitioner and Clinical Nurse Educator, BMC OBAT TTA.

Tell Me What to Say: How to Approach Challenging Patient Conversations
Written by Lexie Bergeron, MPH, LCSW, Program Director, BMC OBAT TTA

Polysubstance Use: The Norm Not The Exception
Written by Alexander Y. Walley, MD, MSc, Associate Professor of Medicine at Boston University School of Medicine.

Intersection of Pain and Addiction
Written by Daniel Alford, MD, MPH, Director of Boston Medical Center's Clinical Addiction Research and Education Unit and the SCOPE of Pain program.

Addiction Impacts the Entire Family: Pearls for Providers
Written by Alicia S. Ventura, MPH, Director of Special Projects and Research, BMC OBAT TTA

Webinars and Special Presentations

Dr. Ayana Jordan: "COVID-19 is Terrible, But I am More Likely to Die From Structural Racism"

OBAT TTA is a program of Boston Medical Center (BMC), a 514-bed academic medical center located in Boston's historic South End and the largest safety-net hospital in New England.

Funding for OBAT TTA is provided by:

Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Public Health
Massachusetts Department of Public Health Bureau of Substance Abuse Services (BSAS)
GE Foundation

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