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Recorded on Wednesday, April 25, 2018

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The presentation will include a discussion of different types of medication-assisted treatments for alcohol, nicotine, and opioids with an emphasis on the role of the doctor, medical staff, and substance use disorder counselor. Included will be information about each of the medications, and what they are designed to do. The conversation will progress into how the doctor identifies clients that would benefit from MAT, as well as the information that the counselor needs to have available to engage the client, help to develop compliance with the regimen, and how to prepare the client for eventual withdrawal from the long-term maintenance medications, or for ongoing maintenance. This part of the discussion includes the pros and cons of the client's decision, and how to implement that decision.

Learning Objectives
  • Recognize how long-term pharmacotherapy fits into the context of overall addiction treatment.
  • Describe types of pharmacotherapy for smoking cessation, alcohol dependence, and opioid dependence.
  • Learn tasks specific to working with Medication Assisted Treatment clients.

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Earn 1.5 Continuing Education Hours (CEs)

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This webinar is NOT eligible for ASWB ACE CE hours or NASW CE hours.


Michael Weaver, MD, FASAM, DABAM, is a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Medical Director of the Center for Neurobehavioral Research on Addictions (CNRA) at the University of Texas Health Science Center McGovern Medical School at Houston.  He received his Doctor of Medicine degree from Northeast Ohio Medical University and completed Residency in Internal Medicine and a Clinical Research Fellowship in Addiction Medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Health System.  He is Board-certified in both Internal Medicine and Addiction Medicine.  He has extensive experience teaching about addiction to medical students, residents, and community professionals at all levels.  Weaver has multiple publications in the field of addiction medicine.

Don Hall, LCDC, is a person in long-term recovery, which to him means that he has not had a needle in his arm for recreational purposes for over 28 years. Since the initiation of his recovery, he became a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor in 1995 and has spent most of his career working with substance using, homeless, indigent, criminal justice, and mental health individuals, as well as working for many years with opiate abusing individuals seeking medication-assisted treatment. He is currently employed at SEARCH Homeless Services and at Adult Rehabilitation Services in Houston, Texas.

Who Should Attend

Addiction professionals, employee assistance professionals, social workers, mental health counselors, professional counselors, psychologists, and other helping professionals that are interested in learning about addiction-related matters.

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