Module introduction

By the end of this module, we hope you will be able to:

 

  • understand the size of the problem of opioid dependence and the role of prescribing

 

  • have confidence in knowing how buprenorphine works and the preparations available

 

  • assess the appropriateness of buprenorphine prescribing in both maintenance and detoxification

 

  • safely induct someone onto buprenorphine and titrate the dose to an effective level in maintenance treatment

 

  • detoxify someone who is opioid dependent using buprenorphine.

 

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