Opioid use Disorder – Making Connections

Sponsors: Boston Medical Grayken Center for Addiction TTA, The Association for Multidisciplinary Education and Research in Substance Use and Addiction (AMERSA), Department of Public Health, Bureau of Substance Addiction Services (DPH/BSAS), The Opioid Response Network (ORN)


“Opioid use Disorder – Making Connections” is Part 1 of 3 in the “Best Practices for Community Pharmacy-Based Care for Patients with Opioid Use Disorder” series. Part 1 will describe how addiction is a complex chronic illness that requires treatment, often involving medications. This training covers the different types of medications that individuals with Opioid Use Disorders (OUD) might be prescribed. Part 1 will also investigate how stigma impacts the recovery of individuals with Substance Use Disorders. 

Intended audience

This activity is intended for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians working as part of the healthcare team to treat patients for substance use disorder.


1. Describe the disease model of addiction.

2. Identify situations to use patient-centered addiction language.

2. Identify situations to use patient-centered addiction language.

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This is an open ended event