Strategies to effectively engage and retain individuals with an opioid use disorder (OUD) will be reviewed in this workshop. Research from Pennsylvania as well as from other states will be reviewed, with a focus on engaging individuals from emergency departments (EDs) and in other settings after an opioid-related event, such as an overdose. Participants will learn how rapid access to medication assisted treatment (MAT), in particular, methadone and buprenorphine, can improve both engagement and retention in addiction treatment. Treatment data from Pennsylvania will also be used to identify effective and ineffective interventions for retaining individuals with an OUD over time.
Target Audience: Clinical personnel, counselors, psychiatrists, psychologists.
Intermediate level. CE credits offered = 1.5 contact hours