Legal and Pharmacologic Considerations for the Management of Substance Use Disorders


Speakers: Drs. Ally Dering-Anderson and Nathan Sutera
Instructional level: Intermediate
Date: Thurs., Feb. 23, 2023
For: professionals in psychology, behavioral health, social work, and substance use

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No fee to attend this training.

This presentation will discuss the management of substance use disorders (SUDs). The first half of the presentation will focus on the legal considerations regarding relevant rules and regulations, including the federal Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA), Drug Addiction Treatment Act (DATA), and the Substance Use Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment (SUPPORT) Act requirements and changes resulting from the 2022 Omnibus Bill. Research on access issues for a variety of populations will be presented to illustrate the impact of the 1970 Comprehensive Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Act. Nebraska laws on medication-assisted treatment (MAT) and life-saving drugs and emerging therapies will also be discussed from a legal perspective. The second half of the training will focus on currently available evidence-based pharmacologic treatment options.


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Sponsored by the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services Division of Behavioral Health Office of Consumer Affairs and the University of Nebraska Public Policy Center.

This training is funded in whole or in part by funds from the SAMHSA Community Mental Health Block Grant, SAMHSA Substance Abuse Prevention & Treatment Block Grant, and state funds sub-granted from the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Behavioral Health.