Approaches to Providing Comprehensive Care and Maximizing Patient Retention (TIP 43, Chapter 8)

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

About the Course:

Approaches to Providing Comprehensive Care and Maximizing Patient Retention (TIP 43, Chapter 8): Medicated-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Addiction (MAT) in Opioid Treatment Programs describes the core- and extended care services essential in MAT effectiveness in opioid treatment programs (OTP). It explains how a comprehensive treatment program improves patient retention in treatment and the likelihood of positive outcomes.

Course materials are from Chapter 8. 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 Chapter 8, found on pages 121 to 142 of pdf document.

Journal/Publisher:

SAMHSA

Publication Date:

Reprinted 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 providing approaches to comprehensive care and maximizing patient retention in regard to opioid treatment programs. It is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Identify the approaches to providing comprehensive care and maximizing patient retention in opioid treatment programs.

  2. Describe the counseling, case management, behavioral treatments, psychotherapy, benefits of family involvement, the integrative approaches, and techniques of medicated-assisted treatment for opioid addiction in opioid treatment programs (MAT).

  3. Explain the process of relapse prevention, referral to social services if needed, involuntary discharge from MAT, and the necessity of patient advocacy.

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