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Treatment 101: e-Course on the Treatment of Substance Use Disorders

Addiction is a complicated disease and family members are profoundly impacted when a loved one develops an addiction to alcohol or other drugs. Many are often at a loss as to how to help their loved ones who are suffering from an SUD and we know it can be especially daunting to navigate treatment.

Treatment 101 provides an introduction to substance use disorder treatment, including the different types of medications used to treat opioid use disorder, and how these medications work. Participants will also hear from patients about their experiences with substance use disorder treatment and how treatment medications played a significant role in their recovery.

Participants will learn:

  • That treatment is not a “one-size-fits-all” approach and that it involves a variety of interventions including behavioral therapies, counseling, support meetings, and medications.

  • About the three FDA-approved medications used to treat opioid use disorder, how the medications work, and the differences between an agonist, partial agonist, and antagonist medication.

  • How medications for addiction treatment are effective in reducing substance use, increasing treatment engagement, and improving recovery outcomes.

Create a free account to access this course and earn your certificate of completion today!


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