Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder in Primary Care

The training is aimed at providing primary care clinicians information to screen for and treat opiate use disorder in their primary care offices. During this training we will briefly cover available screening tools for opiate use disorder followed by a more thorough discussion of the implementation of treating opiate use disorder in primary care. We will address barriers to providing this care in the office as well as practical steps that clinicians can implement in their own office to offer these services to their patients. Topics that will be addressed include initiation of medication for opiate use disorder, maintenance therapy, and the role of drug testing. Lastly, we will review resources available to providers to facilitate treatment as well as a brief case study to demonstrate treatment in primary care.


    • Discuss the integration of medication for opioid use disorder in primary care including office workflow and patient confidentiality barriers to implementation
    • Discuss support for providers to use medication for opioid use disorder in primary care to reduce
    • Discuss the goals of medication for opioid use disorder how to support recovery in primary care

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.

The Maine Medical Education Trust designates this regularly scheduled series for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

*Nurses and Nurse Practitioners will be awarded a certificate of participation with a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

Contact Hours
1 contact hour for social workers, licensed clinical professional counselors, and behavioral health professionals.
1 Category I contact hour for psychologists. CCSME is a pre-approved sponsor and provider of Professional Education Activities for Psychologists.
1 contact hour for Alcohol and Drug Counselors pending approval by the Maine Board of Alcohol and Drug Counselors
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.



Mar 05 2024


12:00 pm - 1:00 pm



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Co-Occurring Collaborative Serving Maine


Co-Occurring Collaborative Serving Maine