272036 Medication supported recovery is a prescription for recovery

Tuesday, October 30, 2012 : 2:42 PM - 2:48 PM

Eileen Elias, MED , Disability Service Center, JBS International Inc., North Bethesda, MD
The New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) created a core message and promotion plan for expanding Medication-Assisted Treatment (Medication-Supported Recovery) and MAT recovery. The purpose of this video is two-fold—to persuade and to educate. Because these elements focus on two distinct areas—the personal and the professional—a single theme or message was not likely to work for both. Therefore, the video makes use of two distinct, but related, themes. First that MAT is not a substitute for addiction, that it is an option on the path to recovery. And second that MAT is the future of addiction treatment. This video is to be viewed by people in treatment, and their families and loved ones, treatment providers (administrators and clinicians), and the public.

Learning Areas:
Chronic disease management and prevention
Provision of health care to the public
Public health or related organizational policy, standards, or other guidelines
Public health or related public policy
Public health or related research
Social and behavioral sciences

Learning Objectives:
Compare medication supported recovery to traditional abstinence based treatment. Evaluate the advantages of using MAT to treat addiction.

Keywords: Chemical Dependence, Chronic Diseases

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: Eileen Elias has than 40 years of experience as a public health disability-based policy leader, manager, analyst, planner, trainer, and educator targeting persons with special needs including those with disabilities and serious mental disorders.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.

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