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

A Resource for Healthcare and Social Services Professionals

Recovery Coaches, Navigators and Peer Supports – Introduction to MAT

November 17, 2020
9:00 am–12:00 pm ET

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

PLEASE NOTE: This training is being held via Zoom and is password protected. Please see below for more information.

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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.

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

Intended audience

Staff in peer support roles including counselors, recovery coaches, wellness advocates, community health workers, etc., throughout the continuum of substance use disorder care in Massachusetts.


Paul Bowman Charmaine Lastimoso, MSN, MPH, NP-C

Charmaine Lastimoso, MSN, MPH, NP-C, is a Nurse Practitioner and Clinical Educator for the Office Based Addiction Treatment (OBAT) Program at Boston Medical Center and Boston University School of Medicine with clinical expertise in homeless health and complex care coordination.

Theresa Rolley

Theresa Rolley is a Wellness and Recovery Advocate on the Addiction Consult Service Team at Boston Medical Center. She is also a facilitator of SMART Recovery and an advocate for sex trafficking victims; she previously directed a program for women and children exiting out of sexual exploitation at the EVA Center in Boston, MA.


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.

Sponsored by

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

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