Executive Summary; and Introduction (TIP 43, Exec Summary, and Chapter 1)

Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Addiction in Opioid Treatment Programs (TIP 43)

About the Course:

Executive Summary (TIP 43, Executive Summary): Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Addiction in Opioid Treatment Programs provides a detailed description of medication-assisted treatment for opioid addiction (MAT). MAT includes optional approaches such as comprehensive maintenance treatment, medical maintenance treatment, detoxification, and medically supervised withdrawal. Some or all of these approaches can be provided in opioid treatment programs (OTPs) or other settings. With the approval of buprenorphine for physician’s office-based opioid treatment, MAT availability is expected to increase.

Introduction (TIP 43, Chapter 1): Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Addiction in Opioid Treatment Programs describes opioid addiction as a medical disorder with similarities to other disorders. It outlines the main options for MAT, such as choices of medication and optional services.

Course materials are from Executive Summary and Chapter 1. Course materials can be accessed either 1) online or 1) by ordering the book free of charge from: http://store.samhsa.gov/product/TIP-43-Medication-Assisted-Treatment-for-Opioid-Addiction-in-Opioid-Treatment-Programs/SMA12-4214

Course materials are from Executive Summary and Chapter 1, found on pages xvii to xx and 1 to 10 of pdf document (pages 18 to 31 if using Adobe toolbar page finder).

Journal/Publisher:

SAMSHA

Publication Date:

Revised 2011

Author

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially addiction counselors, psychologists, mental health counselors, and social workers who seek knowledge about medication-assisted treatment for opioid addiction in opioid treatment programs. It is appropriate for intermediate and advanced levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Give a detailed description of medication-assisted treatment for opioid addiction (MAT).

  2. Explain how opioid addiction is a medical disorder.

  3. Describe the remaining challenges to expand and improve opioid treatment.

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