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Resources and Education

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How to Learn More about Addiction Medicine: CME Opportunities

  • Know Your Dose: a website for medical providers with helpful information concerning opioid prescribing and pain treatment

  • Montana Medical Association Prescription Drug Abuse Training Prevention Training - this course has a number of 15-minute recordings concerning various aspects of Addiction Medicine, many done by NWSAM officers and/or members.  Highly recommended when you have a few minutes to spare!

  • The Integrated Behavioral Health Section of the Montana Primary Care Association has a number of links and resources especially for those involved in providing Primary Care medical treatment.  They sponsor frequent seminars and conferences. Check out the calendar of events.

  • In particular, consider joining the MAT Chat, an informal monthly meeting where providers can bring their questions and complicated cases concerning patients on Medication Addiction Treatment (MAT).

  • ASAM has numerous resources for education. The e-Learning center has short courses and CME available, much of it free of charge.  ASAM also sponsors local and national seminars, such as the Fundamentals of Addiction Medicine (FOAM) course as well as the Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder (TOUD) course, which qualifies for a DEA extended waiver for buprenorphine prescribing.

  • The ASAM Handbook of Addiction Medicine is a great introduction to the field.  For more in depth information, consider the ASAM Essentials of Addiction Medicine, and for an authoritative and complete treatment the ASAM Principles of Addiction Medicine, Sixth Edition is available.


  • California Bridge Program - An important resource for Emergency Medicine and Prehospital initiation of buprenorphine treatment.

  • Michigan Open Program - Information on responsible opioid prescribing and recommended dosage and amounts of opioids to be ordered after common surgical procedures.

  • Shatterproof - An organization committed to decreasing stigma and increasing access to quality treatment for substance use disorders.  Check out their video on compassion.

  • Community Medical Services - providing medication for Opioid Use Disorder, including methadone, at 4 sites in Montana.

  • Ideal Option - several sites providing MOUD throughout the NWSAM area.

  • Rimrock - a program in Billings, MT providing inpatient and outpatient SUD treatment.

  • Recovery Center Missoula - provider of inpatient SUD treatment in the Missoula area.

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