Carl R. Sullivan, M.D.

This presentation will focus on the disease of opioid dependence and the medications used in successful treatment. Specifically, we will discuss methadone and buprenorphine as useful medications.

Goals and Objectives

By the conclusion of this presentation, participants will be able to:

  1. discuss the disease of opioid dependence;
  2. appraise the benefits of MAT (medication assisted treatments);
  3. identify the strengths and weaknesses of methadone and buprenorphine.

Presentation Outline

  1. Opioid dependence as a disease
  2. Scope of problem
  3. Medication Treatments
    1. History
    2. Methadone
    3. Buprenorphine