Family Planning for Women with Opioid Use Disorder

This course describes the complexities of family planning decision making, with a focus on factors that influence family planning for women with opioid use disorder (OUD). Contraceptive effectiveness, stigma, and incorporation of family planning in recovery services are also discussed. Participants will be able to review family planning and approaches...
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Toolkit for Residential Skill Development

This course is designed as a toolkit for supervisors in residential settings to discuss soft skills for working with clients with their staff. This toolkit can be used independently or as a supplement for staff who have taken the 1.5 hour course, Skill Development for Work in Residential Settings. The...
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Stimulant Use and Medication for Opioid Use Disorder

In this video course, the current data on increased use of methamphetamine and cocaine by patients on medication for opioid use disorder (MOUD) will be reviewed. After describing clinical concerns related to use of stimulants, including decreased retention on MOUD, psychosis, and stimulant dependence, current evidence-based treatments will be discussed....
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Understanding Chronic Pain

Maine, along with the U.S. as a whole, has strained under the related epidemics of chronic pain, disability and absence from the workforce, opioid use disorders (OUDs), and OUD-related overdoses. These epidemics peaked in the context of a healthcare system that embraced models of chronic pain that emphasized pain’s biological...
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Polypharmacy, Opioids and Benzodiazepines

In this course, Dr. Nichols will address what polypharmacy is and the impact of polypharmacy on patient care and quality of life. This course also addresses management strategies for polypharmacy, emphasizing polypharmacy management that involves opioids and benzodiazepines. Course objectives: Upon completion of the course, students will be able to: Recognize...
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