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

A Resource for Healthcare and Social Services Professionals


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Event summary

Essentials of Office-Based Addiction Treatment

This 8-hour course prepares nurses and other medical staff to manage office-based addiction treatment with buprenorphine and naltrexone.

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Event details


This course will prepare nurses and other key members of the multidisciplinary care team to deliver medication for opioid use disorder (MOUD), such as buprenorphine and naltrexone, using a chronic care management model. Topics covered will include the science of addiction as a brain disorder, the pharmacotherapy of medications used to treat opioid and alcohol use disorders (current standard of care), and practical tools for implementing these treatment modalities into an office-based setting and for supporting physicians or other clinicians as part of a care team. Attendees will learn to screen patients for substance use disorders, initiate medication, and provide ongoing care and counseling. Check-in for the course will be from 8:00 AM AM to 8:30 AM and the training will run from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM.

A light breakfast and lunch will be provided. If you have dietary restrictions please feel free to let us know and we will do our best to accommodate them. 

Parking validation will be provided at the Crosstown Center Garage.

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


The learner will: Define opioid use disorder; Explain methods used to evaluate patients for treatment with buprenorphine and injectable naltrexone; Identify the clinically relevant pharmacological characteristics of buprenorphine and buprenorphine/naloxone; and Outline tools for monitoring and supporting patients engaged in Medication for Opioid Use Disorder (MOUD).

Intended audience

Nurses and other clinical staff providing treatment for substance use disorders in an office-based setting.

Sponsored by

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

Accreditation information

Boston Medical Center grants 7.75 hours to all RNS 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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