Introduction to Medications for Opioid Use Disorder Treatment (1 Hour)

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Course Summary:

This course offers a general introduction to providing medications to address opioid use disorder (OUD) and is intended for all audiences.  It will help readers understand key facts and issues related to providing FDA-approved medications used to treat OUD.

The course will address:

  • The public health crisis related to opioid use
  • The benefits of OUD medications vs. no treatment
  • Defining those who are allowed to prescribe and under what conditions
  • Federally certified, accredited opioid treatment programs (OTPs)
  • Parameters on administration of OUD medication
  • Barriers that contribute to the underuse of medication for OUD