Complex Persistent Opioid Dependence

Learning Objectives:

Learn the prevalence of Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) in patients treated with long-term opioid therapy (LTOT) for chronic pain

Understand the difference between OUD and Complex Persistent Opioid Dependence among patients on LTOT

Learn how to manage Complex Persistent Opioid Dependence


Prescribing clinicians and their teams

Continuing Medical Education
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Maine Medical Education Trust and CCSME. The Maine Medical Education Trust is accredited by the Maine Medical Association Committee on Continuing Medical Education and Accreditation to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Contact Hours

1 contact hour for social workers, licensed clinical professional counselors, and behavioral health professionals

1 Category I contact hour for psychologists are provided. CCSME is a pre-approved sponsor and provider of Professional Education Activities for Psychologists.

1 contact hour CHES. CCSME is a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc.

1 contact hour pending for alcohol and drug counselors from the board of alcohol and drug counselors


  • Mark Sullivan
    Mark Sullivan
    MD, Ph.D.

    Dr. Sullivan received his M.D. and his Ph.D. in Philosophy from Vanderbilt University. After completing an internship in Family Medicine at University of Missouri, he completed a residency in Psychiatry at the University of Washington in 1988. He is now Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences as well as Adjunct Professor of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine and Adjunct Professor of Bioethics and Humanities at the University of Washington. He has served as attending physician in the UWMC Center for Pain Relief for over 30 years. He has published over 300 peer-reviewed articles. He has a book on patient empowerment, The Patient As Agent of Health and Health Care (Oxford), and a new book, written with Jane Ballantyne, The Right to Pain Relief and other deep roots of the opioid epidemic forthcoming from Oxford University Press.


Oct 04 2022


12:00 pm - 1:00 pm



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Co-Occurring Collaborative Serving Maine


Co-Occurring Collaborative Serving Maine