Medication for Addiction Treatment

This one-hour course provides an overview of medications for addiction treatment and discusses the barriers and facilitators to the use of Medications for Addiction Treatment (MAT) in healthcare. This course includes a review of the indications, mechanisms of action, and regulatory considerations associated with medications for addiction treatment. It will also include a special focus on the role of pharmacists in clinical programs that deliver medications for addiction treatment to patients with substance use disorders.

Learning Objectives

At the completion of this on-demand course, participants should be able to:

  • Compare and contrast the FDA-approved medications for alcohol, opioid, and tobacco use disorders.
  • Discuss the routes of administration and mechanisms of action for medications for alcohol and opioid use disorders
  • Identify the success factors common in clinical addiction pharmacotherapy programs.


  • Brian Hurley, M.D., M.B.A., DFASAM, Assistant Professor of Addiction Medicine in the Department of Family Medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine of UCLA, Medical Director of Substance Use Disorder Care Integration for the LA County Health Agency

Continuing Pharmacy Education

The California Pharmacists Association (#0113) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. Upon completing an evaluation form, participants will be awarded 1 hour (0.1 CEUs) of Continuing Pharmacy Education Credit. A statement of credit will not be issued. Participants may log onto the CPE monitor website using their individual log in to download their statement of credit. Please allow 4 weeks for processing of CPE credits to the CPE monitor. UAN: 0113-0000-17-090-H04-P, 0113-0000-17-090-H04-T

Activity Type:  Knowledge-based
Target Audience:  Pharmacists, pharmacy technicians
Release Date: November 19, 2017
Expiration Date: November 19, 2020

What to Expect After Registration

After registration, you will receive a confirmation email containing instructions on how to access this course.

Registration Fees**
CPhA Member $49
Non-Member $99

***No cancellations or refunds will be issued once user login information has been sent. Unfortunately, due to the online format of this program we are unable to offer exceptions to this policy. It’s recommend that each registrant review the course content prior to submitting payment to ensure the content meets individual educational needs. User has 30 days to complete the on-demand program from registration. If you have questions regarding course content or cancellation policy please contact CPhA at (916) 779-4524.

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