Opioid Addiction: Treatment with Buprenorphine

The learner will understand the changing role of addiction treatment in primary care, and how to utilize existing resources in order to increase positive treatment outcomes.

: 1 hr

After completing this activity participants will be able to:

  • Discuss the physician's role in addiction treatment.

  • Explain the requirements and process of becoming certified to prescribe buprenorphine for opioid dependence.

  • Describe the referral process and ways to provide seamless treatment to the patient using specialty resources.

  • Identify ethical considerations physicians should acknowledge when treating individuals with an opioid use disorder.

Professional Practice GapsHealth care providers need to better understand their role in addiction treatment and the process of obtaining a waiver to prescribe buprenorphine.