Presenter(s): David A. Fiellin, MD, Professor of Medicine, Investigative Medicine and Public Health, Yale University School of Medicine and John A. Renner, Jr., MD, Professor of Psychiatry, Boston University School of Medicine; Director of Addiction Psychiatry Residency Program, VA Boston Healthcare System & Boston University Medical Center
About the webinar: This Q and A webinar will further discuss Drs. Fiellin and Renner’s 9/15/15 presentation and will allow participants of the live and archived webinar to pose questions to Drs. Fiellin and Renner; they will also present a few cases related to this topic and address questions that could not be answered during the 9/15/15 session.
Drs. Fiellin and Renner’s 9/15/15 presentation reviewed existing models for taper and detoxification, assessing the quality of research evaluations of such treatments, and contrasting outcomes with maintenance.
View the 9/15/15 webinar recording and presentation slides here.
- Describe the rationale for maintenance therapy.
- Describe the symptoms of opioid withdrawal.
- Describe the comparative effectiveness of opioid agonist maintenance vs. taper treatment.
- Describe the relapse, overdose and psychiatric considerations associated with buprenorphine taper.
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