Are you a physician prescriber wanting to learn more about office-based opioid addiction treatment?

The University of Kentucky Center on Drug and Alcohol Research has designed an educational activity to provide useful and the most up-to-date information about best practices for office-based opioid addiction treatment.  This CME will discuss buprenorphine diversion and misuse and teach office-based opioid addiction practices aimed at decreasing and preventing buprenorphine diversion and misuse.

Upon completion of this educational activity, participants will be able to:

  • Identify reasons for and types of diversion and misuse
  • Describe the pharmacology of buprenorphine as it relates to dosing, diversion, and misuse
  • Learn to set limits and work effectively with difficult patients

CECentral: Buprenorphine Diversion and Misuse

There are an estimated one million people meeting diagnostic and statistical manual-IV criteria for prescription opioid dependence according to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health and an additional one million people addicted to heroin according to the Office of National Drug Control Policy.

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