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

A Resource for Healthcare and Social Services Professionals

Considerations in Treating Substance Use Disorders in Special Populations (Training for Lynn Community Health Center)

December 3, 2020
8:30 am–9:30 am ET

This training will provide an overview of caring for special populations with opioid use disorder and how to respond to an opioid overdose.

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Virtual meeting

Via Zoom
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"The Nurse Care Manager Model of Office-Based Addiction Treatment" is an updated and condensed version of our traditional eight-hour “Essentials of Office Based Addiction Treatment” training. This four-hour training includes an overview of the current substance use epidemic; foundational education about chronic disease model of addiction, including the biology of addiction; an overview of the three medications used in addiction treatment; and discussion of evidence-based strategies for the initiation, stabilization, and ongoing maintenance and support of persons engaged in treatment for addiction. Particular attention is devoted to the importance of patient-centered care utilizing a nurse care manager model. 

This is the fourth in the series of four modules. You may register for an individual session or for all four to complete the series.

Intended audience

Nurses and the entire multidisciplinary team providing treatment for substance use disorders from Lynn Community Health Center


The learner will identify treatment consideration for special populations such as adolescents, peripartum patients, and those with acute and chronic pain, and will learn how to counsel on harm reduction and overdose prevention.

Sponsored by

Boston Medical Center Grayken Center for Addiction, Department of Public Health, Bureau of Substance Addiction Services

Accreditation information

Boston Medical Center grants 1.0 hours to all nurses who attend, complete the evaluation, and complete the post test. Boston Medical Center is approved as a provider of continuing professional development by American Nurses Association, Massachusetts, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Boston University School of Social Work which is authorized through the MA state board of Social Work to provide 1.50 CE Credit Hours.

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