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Case Presentations & Best Practices for MAT Webinar
Tuesday, August 24, 2021, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM CST
Category: Webinar

Case Presentations & Best Practices for Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT)
Presented by: Aaron Newcomb, DO, Family & Addiction Medicine, Shawnee Health Services, Carbondale, IL

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Learning Objectives:

  • Understand behavioral health can be a very effective part of treatment during MAT but it is not intended to be a mandate for buprenorphine access.
  • Recall that Buprenorphine treatment length is best measured in years rather than months.
  • Understand that Universal Prescribing of daily doses at 16mg or less is substandard care not diversion mitigation.
  • Explain that Toxicology testing can be used to help strengthen the therapeutic relationship when used to guide rather than discontinue buprenorphine treatment.
  • Discuss that patients with imperfect results who have continued drug use during buprenorphine treatment should not have their medication discontinued just as a diabetic patient with imperfect glycemic control should not have their insulin stopped.