Treating Opioid Use Disorder: Primer for Clinicians

Open this course Estimated time to complete activity: 1 hour Audience: Providers
Credits Available: AMAAAPAANCCASWBACPECPH UAN #JA4008162-9999-20-2379-H01-P
Activity Release Date: October 8, 2020 Expiration Date: October 7, 2021

This module is intended for health professionals who have not received a DATA Waiver for buprenorphine. The module will explore introductory information on opioid use disorder as a chronic disease, the functioning of medications for opioid use disorder, and a path towards receiving a buprenorphine waiver, when applicable.

Learning Objectives

  • Explain the chronic disease model of opioid use disorder (OUD)
  • Discuss the risks and benefits of medications that are available to treat OUD
  • Describe the fundamentals of medications treatment for OUD
  • Begin to develop partnerships with local substance use treatment programs
  • Choose a buprenorphine waiver training program that fits their needs and the needs of their patients


Jointly provided by Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and HealthHIV