Buprenorphine/Naloxone and Methadone Maintenance Treatment Outcomes for Opioid Analgesic, Heroin and Combined User

This webinar enables physicians to improve their knowledge and patient practices with respect to treatment recommendations for opioid analgesic (OA), heroin, and combined users through opioid replacement therapy (ORT). The webinar will present findings from the "Starting Treatment With Agonist Replacement Therapies (START)" study. Physicians will learn about the differences in both methadone and buprenorphine treatment outcomes for heroin versus OA users and injectors versus non-injectors.


ASAM and/or CSAM Members: Free
Non-Member: $25.00

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PHYSICIANS: The California Society of Addiction Medicine (CSAM) is accredited by the Institute for Medical Quality/California Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.  CSAM takes responsibility for the content, quality and scientific integrity of this CME activity.

CSAM designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. This credit may also be applied to the CMA Certification in Continuing Medical Education.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this webinar, participants should be able to:

  1. Explain to patients differences in opioid replacement treatment (ORT) options.
  2. Explain to patients differences in potential treatment outcomes between heroin and OA users and between injectors and non-injectors.
  3. Summarize the importance of competently counseling patients about ORT options, based on patients’ type and route of opioid use.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA Category 1
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Presenter: Jennifer Sharpe Potter, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Associate Professor in the Departments of Psychiatry and Anesthesiology and Assistant Dean for Research and Student Programs in the School of Medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio.

Disclosure: None of the faculty or planners of this activity disclosed any commercial interests.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA Category 1


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