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Medication Assisted Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder: Myths & Facts (1.5 CEs)
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When: Tuesday, April 9, 2019
From 3-4:30pm
13101 Allen Rd
Southgate, Michigan  48195
United States
Contact: Sara Bazydlo, LMSW, CAADC

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In partnership with NASW-MI, The Guidance Center, And The Michigan Opioid Collaborative


Join Suzanne Kapica and Emily McCall in discussing medication assisted treatment (MAT) as the best practice approach to combating the current opioid epidemic. Learn about their firsthand experience working as part of the Michigan Opioid Collaborative to expand access to MAT. With this knowledge, participants will be better equipped to support their clients struggling with substance use disorders by understanding available treatment options with MAT.


Learning Objectives

  • Participants will learn about opioid use disorder and the benefits of medication assisted treatment (MAT).
  • Participants will understand the stigma associated with SUD treatment and specifically with MAT.
  • Participants will be able to identify the three different medications most commonly associated with MAT for OUD (Naltrexone, Methadone, and Buprenorphine).

Cost: $20 for NASW members and $25 for future members 


1.5 CEs available for social workers. 



Suzanne Kapica, MA, LPC, CAADC, is the Project Manager for the Michigan Opioid Collaborative (MOC) as well as SOR Telemedicine project.  She is a Licensed Professional Counselor who is also a Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CAADC).  Suzanne has worked in behavioral health care both providing co-occurring treatment for patients with both mental health and substance use disorders as well as setting up and managing programs for Community Mental Health.  Ms. Kapica has dedicated her career to providing care for underserved populations.  


Emily McCall LMSW,CAADC, received her bachelor of science from Virginia Tech and her master of social work from University of Michigan. She completed the addictions certificate program from University of Michigan and is licensed as a Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CAADC). She has spent much of the last five years working in the field of SUD treatment. 

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