Medication-assisted treatment and recovery have changed over the last ten years. Historically, individuals were expected to discontinue using their drugs of choice and remain abstinent. As the science of addiction and recovery has evolved, social and legal attitudes have shifted. This model of care has become one of the necessary tools in combating the current opioid epidemic.
This 6-hour training will focus on the importance of medication-assisted recovery as a pathway of recovery. Emphasis will be placed on using science as a springboard to eliminating the stigma of addiction as a moral failing to one that embraces the chronic care disease model of which medications such as suboxone and methadone play a significant role in achieving sustained recovery. The training will also examine changing public attitudes and shifts in treatment approaches to this three-fold psycho-medical-legal social problem.
Upon completion of this training, participants will receive 6 CEUs