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

A Resource for Healthcare and Social Services Professionals

Introduction to Substance Use Disorders

December 17, 2020
9:00 am–11:00 am ET

This training will provide an overview to the history and epidemiology of the current addiction epidemic, the stigma associated with substance use disorders, and treatment options for SUD patients.

PLEASE NOTE: This training will be held via Zoom. Please read below for more information.

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Virtual meeting

Via Zoom


THIS TRAINING IS BEING HELD VIA ZOOM TELECONFERENCING TECHNOLOGY. In order to receive CE credit, you must have video enabled and turned on when you join the meeting so we can see your face, in addition to registering through this page. Complete information for how to join via Zoom will be emailed to you the week of the training.

This training will cover the basics of addiction medicine including: the disease model of substance use disorders; the epidemiology of the addiction epidemic; an overview of major substances of use including alcohol, opioids, and stimulants; and treatment options for patients with substance use disorders.

Intended audience

All medical and non-medical staff who wish to have a greater understanding of addiction, including the following:


Andrea Caputo, DNP, FNP-BC, CARN-AP Kristin Wason, MSN, NP-C, CARN


Upon completion of this training, participants will be able to:

Sponsored by

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

Accreditation information

Boston Medical Center grants 2.00 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.

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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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