Stigma in Methadone and Buprenorphine Maintenance Treatment

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Direct providership by American Society of Addiction Medicine

Edwin A. Salsitz, M.D., FASAM
Mount Sinai Beth Israel
New York, New York

Module Description
This module describes the history of methadone maintenance and the effectiveness and key myths of opioid agonist treatment. The module explores empathizing with patients taking methadone or buprenorphine and empowering clinicians to support patients and their significant others.

Accreditation and Designation:
The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) designates this enduring material for a maximum of one (1) AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

How to Receive CME Credits:
Upon completion of the Post Test:

  • If you pass the Post Test with a grade of 80% or higher, you will be instructed to click a link which will bring you to the Online Module Evaluation Survey. Upon completion of the Online Module Evaluation Survey, you will receive a CME Credit Certificate or Certificate of Completion via email.
  • If you received a grade of 79% or lower on the Post Test, you will be instructed to review the Online Module once more and retake the Post Test. You will then be instructed to click a link which will bring you to the Online Module Evaluation Survey. Upon completion of the Online Module Evaluation Survey, you will receive a CME Credit Certificate or Certificate of Completion via email.
  • After successfully passing, you will receive an email detailing correct answers, explanations and references for each question of the Post Test.

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS: PC-based attendees Required: Windows® 8, 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server Mac®-based attendees Required: Mac OS® X 10