Medications for Alcohol and Drug Use Disorders 101: The Science of Medication Treatment

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June 9, 2020

This webcast is presented through funding from SAMHSA/PCSSS in collaboration with The National Judicial College (NJC). Alcohol and drug abuse are associated with criminal behavior, arrest, and incarceration. Effective treatments are needed to reduce the burden of alcohol and drug abuse on public safety and on the public health. Fortunately, there are three medications (antabuse, acamprosate, and naltrexone) that are FDA-approved for the treatment of alcohol dependence and three medications (methadone, buprenorphine, and naltrexone) that are approved for the treatment of opiate dependence. This presentation will review how these medications work, what the evidence of their effectiveness is, and how they are used in the community. The underutilization of these medications among individuals involved in the criminal justice system presents an exciting opportunity to expand their use and improve alcohol and drug use, public safety and public health outcomes.

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What will I learn?

During this course, you will learn to:

  • Understand what Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) is;
  • Understand why MAT is an effective tool, when used with substance abuse therapy, in treating alcohol and drug addiction;
  • Know what drugs are used in MAT and how each works.

“Funding for this initiative was made possible (in part) by grant no. 1H79TI081968 from SAMHSA. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.”

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This webcast is presented through funding from SAMHSA/PCSSS in collaboration with The National Judicial College (NJC). Alcohol and drug abuse are associated with criminal behavior, arrest, and incarceration. Effective treatments are needed to reduce the burden of alcohol and drug abuse on public safety and on the public health. Fortunately, there are three medications (antabuse, acamprosate, and naltrexone) that are FDA-approved for the treatment of alcohol dependence and three medications (methadone, buprenorphine, and naltrexone) that are approved for the treatment of opiate dependence. This presentation will review how these medications work, what the evidence of their effectiveness is, and how they are used in the community. The underutilization of these medications among individuals involved in the criminal justice system presents an exciting opportunity to expand their use and improve alcohol and drug use, public safety and public health outcomes.

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