About the Trainer Program

This trainer course will teach you how to deliver the program within your community(ies). To earn trainer designation, individuals complete one or more pre-requisite courses and program training via the web. Materials provided via the Trainer Resource Center allows program delivery via on site or webinar settings.  

In this course you will learn the role that Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) plays in the treatment of Opioid Use Disorders (OUD) and understanding MAT as a part of comprehensive medication-assisted recovery.

The course will include a fundamental understanding of MAT, the types of medication used in treatment, the myths associated with its use, and how MAT is a critical tool in effective evidence-based treatment of addiction.

Participants will gain understanding of how MAT fits into the overall treatment continuum for persons with Opioid Use Disorder, identify three medications that are proven to be effective in treatment, learn the basic characteristics of the medication, identify which patients may be best suited for each medication, and identify other psychotherapies and activities that enhance a comprehensive addiction treatment program.

This program is designed to be delivered to layperson or professionals within your community(ies). This includes, but not limited to: students and stakeholders including health care professionals, those in criminal justice fields, mental health professionals, and others in the general public and helping professions.

Download Overview PDF

Medication-Assisted-Treatment-MAT-CE-Trainer-Course-2020.pdf

Learning Objectives

  • Describe: Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) and the role MAT plays in treatment of Opioid Use Disorders (OUD)/Opioid Addiction. the three most common MAT medications: methadone, buprenorphine, and naltrexone.

  • Explain: Why MAT is critical in the fight against OUDs and why it is a model of chronic care management. How each medication works in the brain.

  • Discuss and Dispel: Myths and controversy associated with MAT.

  • Identify: Characteristics of each medication. The type of client each medication may be best for. Other clinical activities to use in conjunction with these medications. Three medications used in MAT.

  • Recognize: How MAT fits into larger continuum of professional treatment using the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) principles of effective treatment. Basic laws and regulations surrounding the use of MAT.

Program and Training Pricing

  • Training: $270/person. Includes two prerequisites The Opioid Public Health Crisis and The Brain and the Disease of Addiction online CE course, the Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) online CE course and program live web training, and trainer's kit.

  • Program Access: $400/year. Provides access for one or more trainers within an organization to use the materials.

Next Step > Contact Us

We recommend that you contact us directly prior to purchasing. This will allow us to provide you with more information, review how the programming may be customized for your community, discuss annual licensing fees and the discounts available for multi-program purchases.

When you're ready, contact us: Fill out the form, email us or call 844.554.3354, ext 4 for more information.

Bonus Materials

Program materials available through the trainer resource center

  • Program Delivery

    Presentation PowerPoint with trainer notes and complete script.

  • For Your Attendees

    Attendee pre-post survey, handouts (i.e. quick reference sheet, course notes, additional resources), and certificate of attendance.

  • Additional Resources

    Trainer's receive CE Credit for courses completed during the training process.

    COMING SOON: Special attendee discount for additional online learning courses from Overdose Lifeline.

Trainer Training Process

What to Expect

  • Step 1 Register: You will be asked to register as a trainer/facilitator of the program.

  • Step 2 Prerequisite: You will complete the two prerequisite courses as the first part of your training process.

  • Step 3 Program Course: Then you will take the Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) online course to help familiarize yourself with the concepts and information.

  • Step 4 Resource Center: Access to the Trainer Resource Center and program materials.

  • Step 5 Coaching & Technical Assistance: Once you have completed steps 1-4, a live web meeting will be scheduled to review the program materials and toolset to help prepare you for your first delivery of the program.