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

A Resource for Healthcare and Social Services Professionals


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PLEASE NOTE: This training is for non-medical staff working as recovery coaches, CHWs, CSPs, etc. If you are not sure if this training is right for you, please contact Shereen Sodder at

Event summary

De-mystifying Medications for Addictions Treatment for Peer Supports and Community Advocates

This four-hour training provides a fundamental understanding of the medications used to treat substance use disorders.

Event details


This training will provide staff supporting patients being treated with medications for substance use disorders within a multidisciplinary team with a fundamental understanding of the medications and provide strategies on how to address the stigma associated with being on medications for addictions treatment.

Check-in for the course will run from 12:00 - 12:30 PM, and the course will run from 12:30 - 4:30 PM. 

Continuing education credits for Social Workers, Recovery Coaches (CARC), LADCs, and CADCs are pending.

This is an in-person training. There will not be an option to attend via webinar.


The learner will: understand the substance use disorders as diseases; describe current disease trends/the opioid epidemic; explain the role of medication treatment; describe the fundamentals of the medications available; discuss the impact of stigma; practice a team-based approach to support patients on MAT; recommend supports when a client/patient is not ready for treatment; and counsel on harm reduction and overdose prevention.

Intended audience

Staff in roles including, but not limited to, counselors, recovery coaches, wellness advocates, community health workers, etc. throughout the continuum of care.

Sponsored by

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

Accreditation information

Approval of continuing education credits is pending.