Clinical Pharmacotherapy (TIP 43, Chapter 5)

Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Treatment Programs (TIP 43)

About the Course:

Clinical Pharmacotherapy (TIP 43, Chapter 5): Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Addiction in Opioid Treatment Programs describes pharmacotherapy in opioid treatment programs (OTPs), in particular the clinical use of methadone, with limited discussion of levo-alpha acetyl methadol (LAAM) and buprenorphine.

Course materials are from Chapter 5. Course materials can be accessed either 1) online or 1) by ordering the book free of charge from:

Course materials are from Clinical Pharmacotherapy, Chapter 1, found on pages 63 to 85 of pdf document (pages 84 to 106 if using Adobe toolbar page finder).



Publication Date:

Revised 2011


U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially addiction counselors, psychologists, mental health counselors, and social workers who seek knowledge about clinical pharmacotherapy as it relates to methadone. It is appropriate for an intermediate to advanced level of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Acknowledge the contraindications and stages of pharmacotherapy.

  2. Describe the procedures involved during a medically supervised withdrawal of opioids.

  3. Explain the steps of take-home medications and office-based opioid therapy.

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