Course Description

In this course you will learn the role that Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) plays in the treatment of Opioid Use Disorders 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, controversy regarding MAT, 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 course is for individuals, family members, and stakeholders including students, health care professionals, those in criminal justice fields, mental health professionals, and others in the general public and helping professions.

What You Will Learn

  • Define Medicated Assisted Treatment (MAT) and the role MAT plays in treatment of Opioid Use Disorders (OUD)/Opioid Addiction.

  • Identify three medications used in MAT. How each medication works in the brain. The type of client each medication may be best for.

  • Learn basic laws and regulations surrounding the use of MAT.

  • Understand and dispel myths and controversy associated with MAT.

  • Understand MAT in chronic care management and how it fits into larger continuum of professional treatment using the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) principles of effective treatment.

Course CE Credits and Certificate Program

In partnership with Purdue University College of Pharmacy, Office of Continuing Education, and funding from the Employers Forum of Indiana and the Amerisource Bergen Foundation, Overdose Lifeline has developed layperson and clinician CE courses and Certificate Program on Addiction / Substance Use Disorder with an Opioid Specialization.

The course and the certificate program are structured to support the educational needs of healthcare professionals, students, and the layperson. An individual may pursue individual course CE credits or complete the entire Certificate Program (20 credits).

The online courses provide the following CE credit accreditations:

Nursing: American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) — See Courses

Pharmacy: Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) — See Courses

Physician: Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) — See Courses

Other: AMA PRA Category 1™ (ACCME) which will service all other clinical and layperson CEs — See Courses

CE Credit Course Requirements

  • 100% course completion

  • 80% (minimum) passing grade on the final exam

  • Complete the course ending survey