Product Code: 2322
Presented on February 8, 2019
3.0 CLE credits: Areas of Professional Practice
According to the 2017 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, (NSDUH), 2.1 million people met the criteria for opioid use disorder, (OUD), and 11.4 million misused opioids within the last year, highlighting the urgency of the current opioid crisis and the need to expand access to evidence based treatment and recovery services.
This 3-hour training will review the impact of chronic opioid use on the brain, cognitive impairment and compulsivity factors, and physical dependence of OUD. The content will further inform on how medication assisted treatment (MAT), effectively addresses the various symptoms of opioid use and facilitates a pathway to attainable and sustainable recovery for persons with OUD. Aspects of successful MAT referrals will also be reviewed.
Goal: To instruct criminal defense, family/matrimonial attorneys and others on the efficacy of medicated assisted treatments for persons with opioid use disorders.
- Review scientific evidence and misconceptions for MAT.
- Review the brain’s reward pathway and how substance use affects cognitive processes.
- Describe how MAT treats the biological and behavioral components of OUD.
- List legal and practical considerations for facilitating effective referrals for MAT.
Available on CD, DVD and OnDemand
Please note this program is available as an audio version only. PowerPoint slides will be shown on screen with the DVD and OnDemand versions.
OnDemand: $85 Members (Promo Code: member 2017), $130 Non-Members
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