A Resource for Healthcare and Social Services Professionals
This four-hour training provides a fundamental understanding of the medications used to treat substance use disorders.
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.
Staff in roles including, but not limited to, counselors, recovery coaches, wellness advocates, community health workers, etc. throughout the continuum of care.
Boston Medical Center Grayken Center for Addiction, Department of Public Health, Bureau of Addiction Services
Approval of continuing education credits is pending.