DC Community of Practice: Medications for Opioid Use Disorder

The DC Community of Practice is a program designed for both clinical and non-clinical providers to share best practices and collaboratively address the holistic health needs of individuals with opioid use disorders. Each session consists of a knowledge and skills building component led by expert faculty, followed by a group discussion and resource exchange.

Join us on Friday, September 23, 2022 at 12:00pm EDT for the next DC Community of Practice session. The training will discuss several different aspects of medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for treating opioid use disorder (OUD) and will equip providers with strategies for explaining different treatment options to patients.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this session, you will be able to:

  • Describe disparities in utilization of medications for OUD.
  • Provide effective strategies for counseling patients on the pharmacologic differences between methadone (MET) and buprenorphine (BUP).
  • Provide effective strategies for counseling patients on the practicalities of participating in office-based opioid treatment (OBOT) vs. an opioid treatment program (OTP).
  • Discuss methods for facilitating transitions of care between OBOT offices and OTPs.

National Council for Behavioral Health: Responding to the Opioid Overdose Epidemic Webinar

Join the Center of Excellence for Integrated Health Solutions on Wednesday, July 29, from 3-4 p.m. ET for a webinar entitled, Responding to the Opioid Overdose Epidemic. Our experts will also present perspectives on the opioid overdose epidemic, related rises in stimulant overdoses and share strategies that address overdose prevention, saving lives, and initiating recovery.