Recovery Event Calendar

Webinar: Eliminating Barriers to MAT: How to Successfully Integrate Medication-Assisted Treatment into Your Agency

Tuesday, March 5, 2019
9:00 am10:00 am

Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) is the use of medications with counseling and behavioral therapies to treat substance use disorders and prevent opioid overdose. It provides a "whole patient" approach to this treatment.

MAT has become an integral part of an increasing number of government policies as lawmakers attempt to deal with the opioid crisis within the United States. This development has created challenges for many, including healthcare providers. Physicians and healthcare treatment providers keep MAT in mind as they navigate their way through the accreditation, certification, and licensure requirements of becoming approved as an opioid treatment program (OTP) or integrating office-based opioid therapy (OBOT) into their practices. Additionally, providers must address concerns and myths over MAT stigma, therapeutic value, and controversy surrounding the efficacy of MAT versus strict abstinence based treatment.

This webinar will explore these challenges around integrating MAT into your treatment as well as other related factors.