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Events & Trainings

 

Medication Assisted Therapy for Opioid Use Disorders

Upping Our Game, Improving Our Outcomes in Addictions Treatment

Date: 

September 14, 2017

Location:

Holiday Inn Express Astoria
204 W Marine Dr
Astoria, OR 97103

Presented by: Ron Jackson, MSW, LICSW 
Affiliate Professor & NL-SBIRT Project Director 
School of Social Work, University of Washington

CEUs:
ACCBO: Approved for 3.75 credits
NASW credits pending

Course Overview: Harmful opioid use, including heroin, oxycodone and hydrocodone, and opioid use disorders remain a critical national public health concern. There are several FDA-approved medications to assist in the treatment of opioid use disorders and each of these medications offers individuals a somewhat different approach. This training will focus on enhancing understanding of the role of methadone, buprenorphine, and oral and extended-release naltrexone in treating opioid use disorders. The training will provide an overview of the research related to the use of these medications for both adults and young adults, as well as the practical issues related to providing coordinated care for individuals utilizing these medications as a treatment intervention. This training will also provide information about the use of naloxone (Narcan) in the treatment of opioid overdose and as an overdose prevention tool.

For questions, please contact Leslie Ford, Director of Clinical Innovation for Greater Orgegon Behavioral Health, Inc. at leslie.ford@gobhi.net

Registration:

Registration is free and open to all. Please register at: https://astoriamat.eventgrid.com/