We are in the midst an opioid use and opioid overdose epidemic. More than a million people with opioid use disorder go untreated each year in the United States. Medications to treat opioid use disorder have been underutilized despite being an effective approach to reduce overdose deaths. Buprenorphine is one such effective treatment. Though the number of certified prescribers has grown, treatment providers are still in demand. This webinar shows how that demand could be met through primary care.
Julie Kmiec, DO, is currently an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. She is board certified in general and addiction psychiatry. Her clinical interests include treatment of drug and alcohol withdrawal, prevention of overdose, and pharmacotherapy for treatment of addictions. She is President-Elect of American Academy of Osteopathic Medicine.