Medical Options to Treat Opioid Use Disorders

Sponsor Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation

What are the most promising medication-assisted treatments for patients with an opioid use disorder? Join addiction medicine specialist Alta DeRoo, MD, medical director of the Betty Ford Center, to learn about the various medical options available to treat opioid use disorders. These include buprenorphine, buprenorphine /naloxone, extended-release naltrexone, probuphine and methadone. In particular, Dr. DeRoo will focus on buprenorphine treatments.


  • Determine medical treatment options for opioid use disorders
  • Recognize which patients are most appropriate for the various medication options
  • Understand the mechanism of action for each medication

About the Presenter

Alta DeRoo, MD, FASAM, FACOG, Betty Ford Center

A board-certified addiction medicine physician and OB/GYN, Alta DeRoo serves as medical director of the Betty Ford Center’s three facilities in California, located in Rancho Mirage, West Los Angeles and San Diego. Dr. DeRoo specializes in treating patients with an opioid use disorder as well as pregnant women needing medication-assisted treatment.

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Event Details

December 16, 2020
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm