Total CE Credit Hours: 4
Course Info URL: https://www.addictioncounselorce.com/courses/102932
About the Course:
This TIP discusses Medical Assisted Therapy (MAT) for opioid addiction. Addiction is a chronic, treatable illness. Opioid addiction often requires continuing care for effective treatment rather than an episodic, acute-care treatment approach. Some people achieve remission without OUD medication, just as some people can manage type 2 diabetes with exercise and diet alone. But just as it is inadvisable to deny people with diabetes the medication they need to help manage their illness, it is also not sound medical practice to deny people with OUD access to FDA-approved medications for their illness.
This course is based on the reading-based online article, TIP 63: Medications for Opioid Use Disorder-introductions to Medications and Addressing Opioid Use in Medical Settings created by SAMHSA in 2020.
Course Material Author
Counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists and social workers. This course is appropriate for all levels of knowledge.
Identify the 3 FDA approved medications for the treatment of Opioid Use Disorder.
Classify the various screening processes to discover patients at risk.
Differentiate the various MAT treatments, certifications, and ways to transition patients to receiving substance abuse treatment.
All exam questions for the course are visible on this page for members of Addiction Counselor CE.
Membership is free, and you can sign up today! You'll only pay when you're ready to purchase a course.
If you're already a member, please log in to see the exam questions for this and all other courses.
Is this course approved for my continuing education requirements?
Yes, most likely. Look Up Your State Board for more detailed information. Logged-in site members will see the relevant approval information displayed in the Approvals tab for every course.
Do you have special accommodations for my disability (ADA)?
Please contact us! We would be happy to accommodate your needs right away, and your input will help us make Addiction Counselor CE more accessible for future users too.
How do I enroll in this course?
Use the Enroll In This Course button and just follow the instructions! You don't pay anything until you're ready to take an exam.
What do I have to do to complete the course?
To complete the course, review the course objectives, then review the material, and then pass the exam with a score of 75% or greater and lastly complete an evaluation.
How do I access the materials?
Most of our courses are based on online articles available for free to the public. Some courses, such as those based on books, require that you purchase the material. Use the Course Materials tab above for more info. You don't need to enroll in the course to access materials, whether free or paid. So you always know what you're getting into before you commit to taking the course.
How do I get my certificate?
Your certificate will be available to download or email immediately when you pass the course exam and complete the evaluation.
Can I contact you for more help?
Yes! Use the Help widget at the bottom-right of the screen anywhere on Addiction Counselor CE to search our help docs, or to ask our support team for help.