The HHS Region 2 Northeast and Caribbean
Prevention Technology Transfer Center (NeC-PTTC) presents
Medicated Assisted Treatment:
Enhancing the Potential for Recovery
In-person training, March 28th, 9:00AM - 4:00PM
NDRI Training Institute, 71 West 23rd Street, 4th Floor, NYC 10010
Course Description: According to the most recent National Survey on Drug Use
and Health (NSDUH), 2.1 million people met the criteria for opioid use disorder, and
11.4 million people misused opioids within the last year, highlighting the urgency of
the current opioid crisis and the need to expand access to evidence based treatment
and recovery services.
Medicated assisted treatment is considered to be the most effective treatment for
individuals who have an opioid use disorder. As a secondary prevention strategy, it
is imperative that providers understand how medicated assisted treatment works in
order to effectively communicate its benefits to persons with opioid use disorders
and make appropriate referrals.
This interactive 6-hour training will review the impact of chronic opioid use on the
brain, cognitive impairment, compulsivity factors, and physical dependence of opioid
use disorder, and how medication assisted treatment effectively addresses the
various symptoms of opioid use. Participants will engage in experiential activities
that will help build skills in communicating the effectiveness of medicated assisted
treatment, and review the essential elements of successful treatment referrals that
will help facilitate a pathway to attainable and sustainable recovery for persons with
opioid use disorder.