Treating Pain and Addiction in Tandem
Over the past year, the SC MAT ACCESS initiative has provided educational trainings and support focused on Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder to over 100 medical providers in more than 25 counties in SC. This initiative provides free 8-hour buprenorphine waiver training courses to physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician-assistants followed by provider support through tele-mentoring and website practice resources. Dr. Barth will detail the outreach efforts so far, and demonstrate tele-mentoring and website resources available to medical providers. She will also discuss plans for future outreach and educational efforts in the second year of this project.