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Recognizing and Treating Opioid Use Disorder

Recognizing and Treating Opioid Use Disorder

March 24, 2021

Author: John Massey, MD, MD PAIN, Lincoln, NE

Opioid misuse has been a topic of national concern for many years and adverse sequela related to prescription medication misuse and opioid use disorder have accelerated once again over the last year.  Once again, a measurable decrease in life expectancy in the United States can be attributed to the accelerated complications of medication misuse during the medical and societal changes associated with the Covid pandemic.

Recognizing and Treating Opioid Use Disorder, or MAT 101 as we call it, is an introduction into the concepts/education that clinicians can utilize in the treatment of patients with substance use disorder.  This is not only important for those clinicians that plan to treat patients with opioid disorder, but importantly is also critical knowledge to aid in the assessment and/or management of all patients that are prescribed medications with potential for abuse.

It is the aim of this training to familiarize clinicians with the concepts that translate into more effective evaluation and management of all patients under their care that are utilizing medications with potential for abuse.

This course serves as an introductory to the 8-hour training required for providers to obtain the DATA 2000 waiver to prescribe buprenorphine for opioid use disorder.  It also qualifies as a component of the legislatively required pain-related CME for all providers in the state.

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