Saturday, April 17, 2021
1:45 - 2:45pm
The term opioid use disorder (OUD) is used for those suffering from the disease of addiction related to opioids. Nearly 80% of Americans with OUD are not receiving appropriate care. While access to office-based addiction treatment has increased in recent years, distribution of medication-assisted treatment (MAT) has been slowing. MAT is very effective and can save lives, however, physicians have misconceptions about the OUD patient population, MAT’s effectiveness, and how it works. In this session, addiction expert, Dr. Lee Radosh, will dispel some of the myths around MAT and explain why you should be offering this treatment to your patients with OUD.
At the end of this presentation, attendees will be able to:
- List common myths about MAT and patients with OUD, and explain why these myths are not barriers to providing MAT in your practice
- Recognize patients already within your practice who may have or be at risk for developing OUD
- Apply simple, focused, evidence-based interventions when OUD is suspected, including delineating among MAT choices
Lee Radosh, MD, FAAFP
Medical Director, Reading Hospital Center of Excellence for Opioid Use Disorder
Addiction Medicine Physician, Tower Health Medical Group
Dr. Radosh has disclosed that he has no financial conflict of interest relevant to this presentation.
During this presentation he will mention how buprenorphine can be used for chronic pain; some buprenorphine formulations are not FDA-approved for pain.
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