Learning Objectives, Opioid Addiction, CATR, May 2014

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After reading these articles, you should be able to:

  1. Describe the legal and ethical obligation of healthcare professionals to obtain informed consent from patients before initiating any medical care.
  2. Explain some of the differences between methadone and buprenorphine when used to treat opioid addiction.
  3. Summarize some of the pros and cons of using extended-release, injectable naltrexone (Vivitrol) to treat opioid addiction.
  4. Evaluate some of the current research regarding addiction.