Special Population: Opiate Addiction

  • This multimedia course is based in part on Counselor Toolbox Podcast 44. Text-based materials are also provided in the course for those who prefer to learn by reading.
    $6.00 for 90 days
  • Learner Objectives • Identify essential information required for providing effective treatment to patients with opioid substance abuse issues • Identify essential information to be provided to patients seeking medication assisted treatment • List the symptoms of opiate intoxication, overdose and withdrawal • Identify required components of the medical assessment prior to beginning an opioid treatment program • Identify the components of the induction assessment • Accurately determine the level of patient motivation • Identify the components of a comprehensive assessment • Describe the most common medications used in the treatment of opioid dependence and their method and setting of delivery • Identify the possible side effects of opioid agonist and partial agonist therapy • Identify possible drug interactions with methadone and their effects • Describe strategies to prevent or minimize harmful drug interactions in medication assisted therapy was identify medications or substances that alter opioid medication levels in the body • Describe the criteria for take-home medications and maximum take-home doses • Identify the six recommended focuses for counseling in medication assisted therapy • Identify the eight standard components of counseling in medication assisted therapy • Describe the five types of group counseling formats in medication assisted therapy • Identify the 15 common topics for patient educational sessions in medication assisted therapy • Describe the characteristics of the treatment plan appropriate during medication assisted therapy • Identify possible associated medical problems commonly seen in patients presenting for medication assisted therapy • Identify frequently use substance combinations and common reasons for use • Understand the difference between opiate agonists and opiate antagonists
    $90.00 for 90 days
  • This course is based in part on Counselor Toolbox Podcast Episodes 133: Pharmacology of Opiates: What are they & How do they impact the mind and body; Episode 006: Psychopharmacology: and Medication Assisted Therapy for Alcohol and Opiate Abuse, Episode 127: Treating Opiate Addiction
    $12.00 for 90 days

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