Medication Assisted Treatment for Substance Use Disorders in Primary Care

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By Elinore F. McCance-Katz, MD, PhD

Module Description: Provides a brief overview of pharmacotherapy for substance use disorders that includes current information on epidemiology of substance abuse, when to consider pharmacotherapy, FDA approved treatments for tobacco, alcohol and opioid use disorder, and related references. This module also briefly reviews some of the issues in the increase in opioid addiction related to treatment of chronic pain, use of opioid analgesics, and best practices in this area.

Note: This online module is not designated for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.