CE / Trainer course

Medication-Assisted Treatment

Course Overview

In this course you will learn the role that Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) plays in the treatment of Opioid Use Disorders and understanding MAT as a part of comprehensive medication-assisted recovery.

The course provides a fundamental understanding of MAT, the types of medication used in treatment, the myths associated with its use, and how MAT is a critical tool in effective evidence-based treatment for persons with Opioid Use Disorder.

What You Will Learn

  • Describe: Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) and the role MAT plays in treatment of Opioid Use Disorders (OUD)/Opioid Addiction. the three most common MAT medications: methadone, buprenorphine, and naltrexone.
  • Explain: Why MAT is critical in the fight against OUDs and why it is a model of chronic care management. How each medication works in the brain.
  • Discuss and Dispel: Myths and controversy associated with MAT.
  • Identify: Characteristics of each medication. The type of client each medication may be best for. Other clinical activities to use in conjunction with these medications. Three medications used in MAT.
  • Recognize: How MAT fits into larger continuum of professional treatment using the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) principles of effective treatment. Basic laws and regulations surrounding the use of MAT.

Course Outline

  1. Overview of Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT)
    a. What is Medication-Assisted Treatment
    b. Types of Medication Used in MAT
    c. Why MAT is Critical for Some Individuals
    d. Overview of Harm Reduction Strategy
    e. Overview of the Chronic Disease Model vs Acute Disease Model
    f. Proven Outcomes of MAT 
  2. Myths and Misunderstandings about Medication-Assisted Treatment
    a. Attitudes Towards MAT
    b. Discussion of MAT as taking Addictive Substances
    c. MAT vs Abstinence
    d. Are We Substituting One Problem for Another
    e. MAT and it’s Relationship to Stigma
    f. Is Medication Alone Enough in Recovery
  3. Types of Medication-Assisted Treatment
    a. Methadone
    b. Buprenorphine
    c. Naltrexone
  4. MAT and Continuum of Care for Opioid Use Disorder (OUD)
    a. Principles of Effective Treatment
  5. Summary and Resources

Online CE Course

Online, self-paced continuing education.

3.0 CE Credits

Clinician and layperson accreditation through Purdue University, College of Pharmacy, Office of Continuing Education.


Individual Course: $45



On-Site & Live Online Training

On-site and live online training, available for groups of five or more.

Fill out the form below, email us, or call 844.554.3354 for more information and a custom quote.

Trainer Course

Get certified to deliver course within your community.


  • The Brain and the Disease of Addiction
  • The Opioid Public Health Crisis

Fees: $270/person

  • Prerequisite course: $75 pp
  • Course Training: $150 pp
  • Course Kit: $45 pp

Annual Program License: $400/per group

  • Access for one or more trainers within an organization to use the trainer materials.

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