If you care for patients with opioid-use disorder, you’re probably familiar with buprenorphine, a medication that can be used at home to treat opioid addiction.
But if you haven’t heard about it, or if you would like more information, tune in to a free online training course to qualify for a waiver to prescribe buprenorphine.
Methadone is the traditional treatment for opioid addiction, but it can be prescribed only by certain tightly controlled, federally approved centers. On the other hand, buprenorphine can be prescribed by physicians who take an eight-hour training course and obtain a waiver from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).
The medications, approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, are combined with counseling and behavioral therapies to provide a “whole-patient” approach to treating substance-use disorders.
You can take the eight-hour training, sponsored by Superior Health Plan, online or – if you want to visit St. Louis – in person Sept. 13 and Nov. 8.
Find more information, including how to register, on Superior’s website.
Last Updated On
July 22, 2019