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OOC: Basics of Medication Assisted Treatment

Learning Objectives

The Basics of MAT course focuses on what MAT is, the different types of MAT, and how they work to treat Opioid Use Disorders. This course also provides an overview of how to assess, screen, and refer a patient for MAT.


  1. Understand the types of MAT and how they work.

  2. Understand the effectiveness of MAT in treating Opioid Use Disorders.

  3. Identify the barriers and limitations of MAT

  4. Verbalize how to assess, screen, and refer a patient for MAT.

  5. Identify who can prescribe MAT.

  • RN/LPN Contact CE: 1.25
  • Counselor CPEs: 1.25
  • Social Work CPEs: 1.25
  • Psychologists MCEs: 1.25
  • Number of CEUs: 1.25

Awarded 1.0-hour AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ toward the AMA Physician’s Recognition Award for completing this CME activity

COUNSELOR EDUCATION CLASSIFICATIONS: 1.25 C1 – Theories of Addiction/Addiction Knowledge 

Funding for this curricula was made possible by grant number 1 H79 TI080261-01 from SAMHSA. The views expressed in written materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.

Training Material

  • General Course Guidelines
  • Course Recertification Guidelines
  • Course Instructors
  • Basics of Medication-Assisted Treatment: What is MAT?
  • Basics of Medication-Assisted Treatment: Evidence for MAT and Combating Symptom
  • Basics of Medication-Assisted Treatment: Best Practices for MAT
  • Basics of Medication-Assisted Treatment: MAT and Addiction
  • Test: Basics of Medication-Assisted Treatment
  • Survey