Wellbeing Wednesdays- American Tragedy: Dopesick Author Beth Macy on the Opioid Crisis, Overdose Deaths and What’s Next

Sponsor: National Council for Mental Wellbeing The number of people in America who died from a drug overdose in 2021 was more than six times the number in 1999, with more than 75% of those deaths involving an opioid, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). How did we get here? What’s next? Find out on Dec. 13 (2-3 p.m. ET) during American Tragedy: Dopesick Author Beth Macy on the Opioid Crisis, Overdose Deaths and What’s Next,… Read more »

Protecting the Community and Serving Your Patient: The Importance of Buprenorphine

Sponsor: 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). Description: “Protecting the Community and Serving Your Patient: The Importance of Buprenorphine” is Part 3 of 3 in the “Best Practices for Community Pharmacy-Based Care for Patients with Opioid Use Disorder” series. Part 3 describes the three medications that… Read more »

Community-Centered Care for People Who Use Drugs

Sponsor: Grayken Center for Addiction TTA, a program of Boston Medical Center Description: “Community-Centered Care for People Who Use Drugs” is Part 2 of 3 in the “Best Practices for Community Pharmacy-Based Care for Patients with Opioid Use Disorder” series. Part 2 focuses on harm reduction practices that can be beneficial to individuals who use drugs and how pharmacies can play a role in these practices. Naloxone and Naloxone distribution will be discussed as well… Read more »

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) Description “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… Read more »

Lab Testing in Assessment of Substance Use Disorders

Sponsor: Grayken Center for Addiction TTA, a program of Boston Medical Center Description: This training will review the goals of toxicology screening, most common matrices used, and tips for interpreting results. Intended audience: Medical professionals with prescriptive authority, nurses and support staff who support them looking to increase provision of care for patients with substance use disorder. This training satisfies 0.50 hours of the required 8 hours of training for DEA-registered practitioners. Objectives Following this training, participants… Read more »

Substance Use in Older Adults

Sponsor: Grayken Center for Addiction TTA, a program of Boston Medical Center Description: This training will provide an overview of identification and management of substance use disorders in the older adult population. This training satisfies 0.50 hours of the required 8 hours of training for DEA-registered practitioners. Intended audience: Medical professionals with prescriptive authority, nurses and support staff who support them looking to increase provision of care for patients with substance use disorder. Objectives: For more information… Read more »

Managing Opioid Use Disorder in the Peripartum Period

Sponsor: Grayken Center for Addiction TTA, a program of Boston Medical Center Description: This training will provide recommendations for managing substance use disorders throughout the peripartum period, including pregnancy, birth, and post-partum. This training satisfies 0.75 hours of the required 8 hours of training for DEA-registered practitioners. Intended audience: Medical professionals with prescriptive authority, nurses and support staff who support them looking to increase provision of care for patients with substance use disorder. Objectives Following this training,… Read more »

Adolescent and Young Adult Substance Use

Sponsor: Grayken Center for Addiction TTA, a program of Boston Medical Center Description: This training will provide an overview of identification and management of substance use disorders in the adolescent and young adult population. Intended audience Intended audience: Medical professionals with prescriptive authority, nurses and support staff who support them looking to increase provision of care for patients with substance use disorder. Objectives: Following this training, participants will have the knowledge to: For more information… Read more »

Pain Management and Addiction

Sponsor: Grayken Center for Addiction TTA, a program of Boston Medical Center Description: This training will provide strategies for pain management in patients with co-occurring pain and opioid use disorder. This training satisfies 0.75 hours of the required 8 hours of training for DEA-registered practitioners. Intended audience Intended audience: Medical professionals with prescriptive authority, nurses and support staff who support them looking to increase provision of care for patients with substance use disorder. Objectives: Following this… Read more »

Medications for Opioid Use Disorder

Sponsor: Grayken Center for Addiction TTA, a program of Boston Medical Center Description: This training provides an overview of the 3 FDA-approved medications for the treatment of opioid use disorder (OUD): buprenorphine, methadone, and naltrexone. This training satisfies 1.00 hours of the required 8 hours of training for DEA-registered practitioners. Intended audience: Medical professionals with prescriptive authority, nurses and support staff who support them looking to increase provision of care for patients with substance use disorder. Objectives… Read more »