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

A Resource for Healthcare and Social Services Professionals

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Foundations of Substance Use Disorder and Recovery

July 7, 2020
7:00 pm–8:00 pm ET

This training will provide an overview of stigma, the epidemiology of addiction, and the model of addiction as a chronic medical condition.

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Virtual meeting

Via Zoom
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"The Nurse Care Manager Model of Office-Based Addiction Treatment" is an updated and condensed version of our traditional eight-hour “Essentials of Office Based Addiction Treatment” training. This four-hour training includes an overview of the current substance use epidemic; foundational education about chronic disease model of addiction, including the biology of addiction; an overview of the three medications used in addiction treatment; and discussion of evidence-based strategies for the initiation, stabilization, and ongoing maintenance and support of persons engaged in treatment for addiction. Particular attention is devoted to the importance of patient-centered care utilizing a nurse care manager model. 

To accommodate a wider audience, this training has also been divided into four one-hour modules. This is the first in the series of four modules. You may register for an individual session or for all four to complete the series.

This Zoom link is password protected. The password will be emailed to you ahead of the training.

Intended audience

Nurses and the entire multidisciplinary team providing treatment for substance use disorders in an office-based setting.


The learner will discuss the impact of stigma, describe trends in the opioid epidemic, and understand the substance use disorders as chronic medical condition.

Sponsored by

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

Accreditation information

Boston Medical Center grants 1.0 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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