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Buprenorphine Treatment: A Training for Multidisciplinary Addiction Professionals (Blending Team Product)

Produced by NIDA/SAMHSA-ATTC Blending Team on Buprenorphine Awareness, Thomas Freese, Chair. Released January 2005.

Blending Team members: Leslie Amass, PhD (Friends Research Institute, Inc.), Gregory S. Brigham, PhD (Maryhaven, Inc., OV Node), Glenda Clare, MA (Central East Addiction Technology Transfer Center), Gail Dixon, MA (Southern Coast Addiction Technology Transfer Center), Beth Finnerty, MPH (Pacific Southwest Addiction Technology Transfer Center), Thomas E. Freese, PhD (Pacific Southwest Addiction Technology Transfer Center), Eric Strain, MD (Johns Hopkins University).
Additional contributors: Judith Martin, MD (14th St. Clinic, CA/AZ Node), Michael J. McCann, MA (Matrix Institute on Addictions, PA Node), Jeanne L. Obert, MFT, MSM (Matrix Institute on Addictions, PA Node), Donald Wesson, MD (Independent Consultant), the Addiction Technology Transfer Center (ATTC) National Office, the OASIS Clinic.

The primary goal of this Blending Team product is to create awareness and build knowledge about buprenorphine among multidisciplinary addiction professionals. The materials include information designed to increase motivation for bringing buprenorphine to local communities, as well as information about what to expect when someone is treated with this medication. Additionally, the materials discuss legislation that permits office-based buprenorphine treatment, the science of addiction, the mechanism of buprenorphine, patient selection issues, and various patient, counseling, and therapeutic issues.

The Buprenorphine Awareness Blending Team package contains: the Training Guide for a 6-hour training for addiction professionals; an informational brochure about the product, and two CDs. The first CD contains the PowerPoint presentation that accompanies the training, plus electronic copies of the Training Guide and brochure, and a draft version of an annotated bibliography about Buprenorphine. The second CD contains a video entitled, "Put Your Smack Down! A Video about Buprenorphine" (used in Module VI of the training) and an online course developed by the Central East ATTC called "Buprenorphine Treatment of Opioid Addiction: A Guide for Counselors." (Blending Team Product, Video, English, 2005)

Keywords: Blending Team Products | Blending Team Product: Bup Tx | Buprenorphine | Clinician information | Dissemination | Opioid detoxification | Pharmacological therapy | Suboxone | Subutex | Training

Document No: 85

Submitted by CTN Dissemination Librarians (5/27/2005)

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