Effectively treating people with substance use disorder requires that we increase access to evidence-based programs such as Medication Assisted Therapy (MAT). MAT is a comprehensive approach to address the needs of people by offering a combination of therapeutic interventions like counseling and peer support along with medications that are proven to help reduce cravings, lessen withdrawal symptoms and lower the chance of an overdose. This approach has been proven to significantly increase the likelihood of long-term success in recovery.
Often, these life-changing medications are expensive and hard to find. This presentation will include a review of the medications used to treat opioid use disorder (MOUD), how they work, and how people can access them. The workshop will also feature firsthand accounts from PreventEd Certified Peer Specialists who are working in the community to connect people who are ready for help with MOUDs at no cost.
Participants will receive a certificate for 1.5 contact hours. Register below for this free training.