ASAM Announces Partnerships to Offer Free Training for NPs and PAs to Treat Opioid Addiction

January 12th, 2017

The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) has partnered with the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) and the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to offer new training courses that will allow physician assistants (PAs) and nurse practitioners (NPs) to prescribe buprenorphine, a medication to treat addiction involving opioid use. This joint offering, including CE/CME credits, is being made possible in part through an unrestricted educational grant from Indivior to each of the partner organizations. Educational content has been identified and/or created to satisfy the 24-hour requirement as described in the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA). This training is divided into two parts of 8 hours and 16 hours. If you have already completed the 8-hour DATA2000 course, you will only need to complete the second part of the course.

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