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

A Resource for Healthcare and Social Services Professionals

Social Work Chat Live

December 28, 2020
12:00 pm–1:00 pm ET

A drop-in session, open to social workers and mental health professionals around the country. Includes a short presentation of a pertinent topic related to substance use disorders, time to obtain input and support on challenging cases, and time to network with other mental health professionals.

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Virtual meeting

Via Zoom
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Social Work Chat Live is for mental health professionals working in the field of addiction and/or who are interested in learning more about substance use disorders.

This initiative is intended to be an informal, drop-in chat session, using the web and zoom technology, where mental health professionals can:

The topic for this month's session is: Safety and appropriateness of Gabapentin for Substance Use Disorders by Dr. Saeed Ahmed, Medical Director West Ridge Clinic, Rutland Regional Medical Center, Rutland, VT

Intended audience

Social Workers and Mental Health professionals


Saeed Ahmed, MD

Sponsored by

Boston Medical Center Grayken Center for Addiction, Department of Public Health, Bureau of Addiction Services, State Targeted Response Technical Assistance Consortium, Opioid Response Network, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

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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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