Date & Time
Monday, October 24, 2022, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
431 Medication-Assisted Treatment: Risks and Benefits*

Medication-assisted treatment is the "gold standard" and yet its evidence-based benefits are often challenged based on stigmas that create barriers to access, availability, and acceptance. Participants will explore the fears associated with use of MAT, learn how those fears limit access to the benefits of this treatment, and review MAT: Behind the Walls, a program that is built on a collaborative approach to treatment for individuals who are dealing with an opioid addiction.

Educational Objectives

  • Discuss some of the fears and stigmas associated with the use of medication-assisted treatment
  • Review the evidence-based benefits of MAT and services offered in opioid treatment programs
  • Explore findings from the MAT: Behind the Walls program

Level Intermediate