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Presenter(s): Carolyn Baird, DNP, MBA, RN-BC, CARN-AP, CCDPD, FIAAN
About the webinar: The United States is currently experiencing an opioid epidemic. There are 2 million Americans meeting criteria for an opioid use disorders due to prescription opioid use and an additional 0.5 million meeting criteria due to their heroin use. Deaths from opioid overdoses are now comparable to vehicle crash deaths and opioid misuse is estimated to cost society more than $55 billion per year. While medications have been researched and documented as effective clinical interventions to address the significant medical, emotional, criminal justice and societal costs, less than 30% of treatment programs offer medications and less than half of eligible patients in those programs receive medications. This webinar will introduce recommendations for evidence-based treatment for opioid use disorders that support the use of medication to assist clinicians in clinical decision making and patient management.
- Discuss the American Society of Addiction Medicine National Practice Guidelines for the Use of Medications in the Treatment of Addiction Involving Opioid Use.
- Describe the properties of the three common medications used in pharmacotherapy.
- Identify the special populations and the evidence-based approaches for treatment.
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