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LSF Health Systems

Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) for the Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder

with Akiva Daum, MD


The data supports the use of MAT as an evidence-based practice for opioid use disorder (OUD), but prescribing is only half the battle. Even with successful prescribing, individuals can struggle with lack of understanding about their diagnosis, chronicity of the condition, the need for continued treatment, and developing coping strategies. Both societal and self-imposed stigma play an important role in utilizing MAT. In this presentation, you will be empowered through education about the mechanics of MAT. Ample time will be provided for Q &A during this engaging training. Attendees will gain knowledge about:

  • MAT medications including buprenorphine, Naltrexone-ER, and Methadone
  • How to properly take these medications (to improve and educate your clients), how they work, what they do and don't do
  • How to recognize intoxication or withdrawal and what appropriate communications are necessary to provide to the medical team
  • How to work through stigma
  • Additional ways to support individuals receiving MAT for OUD

Presenter's Bio:

Training is provided by Akiva M. Daum, MD, FAPA, who provides expertise as a prescriber consultant for the Opioid Response Network, through a SAMHSA funded grant and as a facilitator of MAT Waiver Trainings for prescribers with the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry. Dr. Daum received his Bachelor of Science in microbiology and molecular biology from the University of Central Florida and his medical degree from the University of South Florida, College of Medicine. Dr. Daum went on to complete his residency in general psychiatry and addiction fellowship through Boston University School of Medicine. He currently serves as the psychiatrist with Kimmel Psychology. He is also an investigator with the Clinical Research Center of Florida. He has the opportunity to work with patients with a variety of backgrounds and mental health conditions using innovative and evidence-based techniques.

Dr. Daum's special interests include community and provider education, program development and ways to improve access to treatment for patients with co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders. He has studied and implemented the use of the shared medical appointment model, treatment of patients with co-occurring chronic pain and addiction and the use of medication assisted treatments for substance use disorders. Previously, in his role as Director of Addiction Services for Chrysalis Health and Harmony Hills, he worked to develop and expand upon already existing addiction services for the South Florida Community.

The intended audience includes clinical and medical professionals (e.g.: counselors, social workers, nurses, psychologists, certified addiction counselors, case managers). However, anyone interested in gaining a deeper understanding of MAT is welcome to attend. The training will contain clinical language, such as mental health diagnoses and treatment modalities.

Mon, June 21, 2021, from 10am - 12pm. A Zoom link will be sent at least 48 hours prior to the training. If you have questions, contact Nancy Rice at: or at (904) 383-8012

  • Jun 21st, 2021
    Mon from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Will run

Online Class

For more info, call us at (904) 900-1075

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