Medication-Assisted Treatment: TIP 43
Keeping staff well informed and “on the same page” is often a challenge for treatment providers and clinic supervisors. To help, SAMHSA regularly releases training manuals based on Treatment Improvement Protocols (TIPs).
Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Addiction in Opioid Treatment Programs Inservice Training is based on TIP 43.
The training manual discusses the many aspects of medication-assisted treatment for opioid addiction.
Topics include the pharmacology of medications, initial screening and admission procedures, phases of treatment, approaches to comprehensive care and patient retention, associated medical problems, treatment of multiple substance use and co-occurring disorders, and how treatment could affect pregnancy.
The 12 modules are designed to last 45 to 60 minutes and can be delivered either as stand-alone sessions or as parts of a larger training program.
Activities follow a three-step approach:
- Explanation includes a brief overview of the learning objective and the means for accomplishing the task.
- Initiation involves detailed instructions and start of the activity.
- Debriefing provides the trainer with an opportunity to review the activity and clarify and reinforce the key learning points.
For details on TIP 43, read “TIP 43: Opioid Treatment” in SAMHSA News online, November/December 2005.
The manuals in the Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) series are best-practice guidelines for substance abuse treatment. The Division of Services Improvement at SAMHSA’s Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) draws on the experience and knowledge of clinical, research, and administrative experts to produce the manuals, which are distributed to facilities and individuals across the country.
The manuals are part of CSAT’s Knowledge Application Program.
To order this training manual free of charge, contact SAMHSA’s Health Information Network at 1-877-SAMHSA-7 (1-877-726-4727). Request inventory number SMA08-4341.
This and other substance abuse trainings are available for free download on CSAT’s Knowledge Application Program Web site at www.kap.samhsa.gov/products/trainingcurriculums.