Boonshoft School of Medicine is hosting training for health care providers interested in treating opioid use disorder

F. Stuart Leeds, assistant professor of family medicine.

Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine will host the American Society of Addiction Medicine’s ASAM Criteria training. In addition, two buprenorphine waiver medication-assisted treatment training sessions will be held for health care providers who want to receive their Drug Enforcement Administration DEA-X license to treat opioid use disorder with buprenorphine.

The ASAM Criteria training is Oct. 18–19, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., in the Rathskeller Room in the Wright State University Student Union. The training is free, and 13 continuing medical education (CME)/continuing education unit (CEU) credits will be given.

The two-day, application-focused training provides physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants with an in-depth look at the theoretical foundations of the ASAM Criteria. The criteria are the most widely used and comprehensive set of guidelines for placement, continued stay and transfer or discharge of patients with addiction and co-occurring conditions. The training offers participants opportunities for skill practice in assessment, engagement, treatment planning, continuing care and transfer or discharge.

To register for the ASAM Criteria training, go to

Buprenorphine waiver (DATA 2000) MAT trainings will be held Dec. 20-21, 2018, and March 12-13, 2019, at the Boonshoft School of Medicine in 120 White Hall.

The buprenorphine training program is an eight-hour live training with an instructor from ASAM. The second day consists of four hours of training provided by the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services. Certified nurse practitioners and physician assistants must take an additional 16 hours of online training to receive their DEA-X license.

Physicians, residents, certified nurse practitioners and physician assistants are eligible to receive a stipend from the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services if they complete both days of the training (plus the additional 16 hours for CNP/PAs), have their Ohio license and submit their paperwork within 90 days of the training. Eight CME credits are given for the training.

To register for the December training, go to To register for the March training, go to

These trainings are hosted by the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine Department of Family Medicine as part of a $100,000 grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The grant provides funding for medication-assisted treatment trainings and development of opioid use disorder treatment curriculum for medical students and residents.

F. Stuart Leeds, M.D., assistant professor of family medicine and principal investigator of the grant, recommends the training for health care providers.

“This training will help health care providers in the Dayton region treat people with opioid use disorder,” Leeds said. “Medication-assisted treatment is a critical piece in helping people struggling with opioid use disorder. To help combat the opioid epidemic in Ohio, we want to educate and train as many health care providers as possible.”

For more information, contact Mary Crane, research program manager in the Department of Family Medicine, at

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