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New Treatment Pathways for Prescription Opioid Dependence

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This education is accredited: RACGP 2 CPD, ACRRM 1 CME PD.

Dependence on prescription opioids is a growing issue, and management can be challenging due to its chronic relapsing nature. This activity outlines methods for the diagnosis, assessment and treatment of prescription opioid dependence, with a focus on selecting an appropriate choice of treatment method.

By completing this learning activity, participants will be able to:

  • Appreciate of the growing problem of prescription opioid dependence, a chronic relapsing medical condition that can be effectively treated.
  • Understand the role of primary care in identifying and engaging with patients, and of the treatment pathways available.
  • Utilise the new medication assisted treatment options available to GPs.
  • Describe the national, state and territory regulatory frameworks that facilitate opioid treatments.

This activity is sponsored by Indivior.

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New Treatment Pathways for Prescription Opioid Dependence - education
New Treatment Pathways for Prescription Opioid Dependence - evaluation