Untreated opioid use disorder is one of the main drivers of the overdose crisis. Primary care providers are well-positioned to screen and assess for addiction, connect patients to treatment, and support relapse prevention. However, many clinicians don’t have experience caring for individuals with opioid use disorder, may have practical questions about how to initiate and titrate treatments, and may be unaware of local clinical supports and resources.
The opioid use disorder ECHO series has been developed for primary care providers and their teams to promote support for evidence-based approaches to the clinical management of opioid use disorder.
This series is part of the larger BC ECHO on Substance Use, a virtual community of practice that aims to help primary care teams build capacity in the treatment and management of substance use disorders.