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Spotlight Webinar Series: Breaking the Stigma of Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT)
May 19, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Join us for South Southwest ATTC’s fourth Spotlight Webinar with our Educational Consortium partner school, San Antonio College of Alamo Colleges for: “Breaking the Stigma of Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT).”
Friday May 19th
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm Central Time
In-Person and Online Attendance Options Available!
This is an interactive presentation, encouraging questions and reflection throughout. Here are the objectives,
1. Describe what medication assisted treatment is and the 3 most commonly used Methadone, Burprenorphine and Natrexone.
2. Understand why Medication Assisted treatment plays a crucial role in the treatment of opioid use disorders.
3. Discuss and disavow the controversy and myths surrounding MAT.
4. Gain insight into the attitudes towards MAT.
5. Learn the importance of MAT in the continuum of care and treatment of opioid use disorders.
Earn a certificate of attendance and 2 free CEU’s toward Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor (LCDC).
Christopher Lopez has been working with individuals to improve the quality of their lives for over 30 years. He was an army combat medic in the US Army and he started working with patients in a hospital setting in 1992. In 2016 he started working with substance use disorder and patients primarily diagnosed with opioid use disorder. By 2019 he was considered a subject matter expert by his colleagues regarding medication assisted treatment and opioid use disorder. He is an LCDC and for the past 4 years a program director at various substance use treatment centers to include detox, residential, partial hospitalization (PHP) and intensive outpatient services. He currently works as a program director at New Season San Antonio Treatment Center, one of the largest opioid treatment programs in Texas. He also serves as the Treasurer for the TAAP San Antonio Chapter and is the newest state board member to serve on the Texas Association of Addiction Professionals.
In Person Address:
Eco Centro at San Antonio College
1802 N. Main Avenue
San Antonio, TX 78212
Free Parking Available