Physicians with DATA 2000 waivers to prescribe buprenorphine know that they need to have counseling available for their patients, but they may not be aware of the evidence supporting specific psychosocial interventions. Likewise, Opioid Treatment Programs know that counseling and case management services are important, but they may not be aware of which specific psychosocial interventions have the best evidence supporting them. Others may not appreciate the strength of evidence supporting medication for treatment of opioid use disorders (OUD). This session will provide an overview of the evidence supporting the VA-DoD Clinical Practice Guideline for Management of Substance Use Disorders and specific recommendations relevant to opioid use disorder care. Discussion will focus on anticipating barriers to evidence-based treatment of OUD.
Funding for this initiative was made possible (in part) by grant nos. 5U79TI026556-02 and 3U79TI026556-02S1 from SAMHSA. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.
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- Identify recommendations of the VA-DoD Clinical Practice Guidelines for Management of Substance Use Disorders (VA-DoD CPG-SUD) and the evidence base supporting them.
- Recognize barriers to implementation of VA-DoD CPG-SUD.
- Apply VA-DoD CPG-SUD to his/her clinical management of patients with opioid use disorders.
Physicians who have a waiver to treat opioid dependence in an office-based setting and other interested clinicians
Estimated Time to Complete
Estimated Duration: 1 hour
Begin Date: April 12, 2016
End Date: April 12, 2019
How to Earn Credit
Participants who wish to earn AMA PRA Category 1 Credit ™ or a certificate of participation may do so by completing all sections of the course including the evaluation. A multiple choice quiz is provided based on the content. A passing score of 60% must be achieved. Retakes are available for the test. After evaluating the program, course participants will be provided with an opportunity to claim hours of participation and print an official CME certificate (physicians) or certificate of participation (non-physicians) showing the event date and hours earned.
Continuing Education Credit
The American Psychiatric Association (APA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The APA designates this enduring CME activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Faculty and Planner Disclosures
- Karen Drexler, M.D., Deputy National Mental Health Program Director, Office of Patient Care Services; Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Emory University School of Medicine. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.
- Andrew Saxon, M.D., Professor, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences; Director, Addiction Psychiatry Residency Program, University of Washington; Director, Center of Excellence in Substance Abuse Treatment and Education (CESATE) VA Puget Sound Health Care System. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.
- Beatrice Eld, Deputy Director of Education for Addiction Psychiatry, American Psychiatric Association. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests
- Frances R. Levin, M.D., Kennedy Leavy Professor of Psychiatry at Columbia University Medical Center; Director, Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship, New York Presbyterian Hospital; Director of Clinical and Educational Activities for the Division on Substance Abuse, New York State Psychiatric Institute. Disclosure: Consultant: Major League Baseball, Grant/Research Support: US World Med.
- John A. Renner, Jr., M.D.– Boston University School of Medicine, Director, Addiction Psychiatry Residency Training, Boston University Medical Center and VA Boston Healthcare System. Disclosure: Stock/other financial options: Johnson & Johnson and General Electric.
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