Monday, March 4, 2019
3-5 p.m. (EST)
Substance use disorder (SUD) is a developmental disease that typically begins in adolescence. As a result, strategies to prevent and treat substance use, including opioid use, for youth and young adults are essential. This webinar, part of the Medicaid Innovation Accelerator Program, will shed light on the growing national need for unique strategies and two innovative approaches from a state prospective:
- Massachusetts Substance Use Authority’s efforts to increase adolescent medication-assisted treatment (MAT) through various workforce initiatives focused on pediatricians and family practitioners; and
- A technical support approach to help prescribers in the outpatient management of SUD in adolescents, including use of screening, drug urine screens, and MAT, from the perspective of a national researcher and practitioner also based in Massachusetts.