BC ECHO on Substance Use – Opioid Use Disorder: Cycle 3, Session 5
Managing patients with concurrent mental health and opioid use disorder
Thursday September 24, 12:00-1:00 PM PDT
Presenter: Dr. Julius Elefante, MD, FRCPC, ISAM (Cert.); Clinical Instructor, Faculty of Medicine, UBC; Department of Psychiatry, Saint Paul’s Hospital
At the end of this session, you should be able to:
- Define concurrent mental health and substance use/opioid use disorders.
- Assess patients for concurrent mental health and substance use/opioid use disorders and identify evidence-based treatment approaches.
- Describe the risks, benefits, and safe prescribing of buprenorphine/naloxone and methadone, and unique properties of these pharmacotherapy options in this patient population (i.e., clients with co-occurring mental health and opioid use disorders)