Medication Assisted Treatment: What MH professional need to know
The opioid crisis is in the news every day. We hear about overdoses, deaths, and lives destroyed. It’s just not on the news anymore. It is in our communities, neighborhoods, and families. This presentation will inform participants about the reality of medication assisted treatment not only for opioid addiction but also for alcoholism and other mental illnesses. Understanding the harm reduction model, how to implement a continuum of care, and the importance of using evidenced based approaches to treatment can save lives and support people to move into long term recovery.
Participants will learn the 4 types of medications used to treat addictions
Participants will learn 3 components of harm reduction model
Participants will be able to identity 2 ways to incorporate a continuum of care into their counseling practice
Participants will be able to differentiate myth from facts concerning medication assisted treatment