January 14, 2019

Direct providership by the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM)

Presenter(s): Yngvild Olsen, MD, MPH | American Society of Addiction Medicine and Kenneth B. Stoller, MD | American Association for the Treatment of Opioid Dependence

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Module Description: This module focuses on the role of methadone in opioid addiction treatment compared to when it is used for pain management. This continues to be an area of confusion among patients and healthcare providers. The module describes key pharmacological differences of methadone for the two indications, including methadone dosing and monitoring considerations.  The module reviews the history of methadone and the unique regulations that apply to the use of methadone in treating opioid addiction compared to its use in treating pain. The module describes the epidemiologic impact of methadone on morbidity and mortality related to opioid use disorder compared to that related to pain. Finally, the module provides suggestions on what information patients should receive if methadone is part of a treatment regimen for opioid use disorder or pain.

Educational Objectives:
At the conclusion of this activity participants should be able to:

  • Describe key pharmacological differences between methadone used for treatment of opioid addiction and its use in treating  pain
  • Identify regulations unique to the use of methadone in treating opioid addiction compared to its use in treating pain
  • Review the epidemiologic impact of methadone on morbidity and mortality related to opioid addiction compared to that related to pain

How to obtain your CME Certificate:

  1. Answer the pre-test questions to the best of your ability.  These will serve only as a brief assessment of prior knowledge before accessing the training.
  2. View the webinar presentation slides.
  3. After reviewing the presentation slides, you will be asked to attest that you have viewed the content in its entirety.  By attesting to the acknowledgement statement, you will advance to the post-test.
  4. In order to receive your certificate, you must earn a score of 4 out of 5 on the post-test.  Upon passing, you will be directed to complete the evaluation.
  5. Click “Evaluation” and answer the questions to the best of your ability.  Upon completion, you will receive a verification code on the last page of the survey. 
  6. Copy the verification code located on the last page of the survey and paste it into its designated component on the original web page to claim your certificate.
  7. If you have any questions or you do not receive your certificate, please email or call (855) 227-2776.

Accreditation:
The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation:
The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) designates this enduring material for a maximum of one (1) AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.