Duration: CME/CE Points: Faculty:
60 Minutes
CME : 1

A Group-Based Approach To Medication-Assisted Treatment For Opioid Use Disorders is organized by the American Psychiatric Association (APA). This Online CME Conference has been assigned for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

Session Commences on:- Jun 08, 2015.
Session Ends on:- Dec 31, 2020.

Target Audience:
This Online CME webcast is primarily outlined for physicians who have a waiver to treat opioid dependence in an office-based setting and other interested clinicians.

Course Description:
West Virginia has been especially hard hit by the prevailing opioid epidemic and consistently ranks as one of the top two states undergoing a from of overdosing and addiction on opioids. The session describes the experiences in the evolution of a sustainable treatment plan utilizing buprenorphine as well as providing the medical and psycho-educational groups that are chronologically tied together. This model also incorporates individual counseling and twelve step participation, which moves participants through three “stages” of treatment procedure: Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced. Since 2004, the session has helped and treated more than 2000 patients and are currently providing care for 400 patients on-site (including 30-35 pregnant patients) and another 40 patients via tele-buprenorphine clinics. Treatment is open-ended and the average time in the clinic is 33 months. It is believed that this model is profoundly effective in managing patients therapeutically engaged and improving the quality of life for those suffering from the disease of addiction.

Learning Objectives:
• Briefly outline the opioid epidemic in West Virginia
• Examine the historical evolutions of the WV model of using group addiction treatment bup/nx
• Explain the elements of the WV Model
• Recognize the benefits of chronologically linking bup/nx treatment with addiction psychoeducational treatments using a group model
• Catalog short term and long term challenges in utilizing this model.

Target Audience



Activity Fee : Free



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