Activity ID



December 31, 2024

Format Type


CME Credit




CME Provider: American Society of Addiction Medicine

Description of CME Course

The ASAM Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder Course provides eight hours of required education to qualify for the waiver to prescribe buprenorphine in an office-based setting and covers essential information for providers to identify, assess, diagnose, and manage patients with opioid use disorder (OUD). The course covers the latest information on medications and treatments for OUD. ASAM is an approved provider by CSAT/SAMHSA of DATA 2000 training.

This course is fully online and can be completed at your own pace. The flow of this online course uses a mix of didactic materials, case studies, learning activities, and assessments.

Begin the course by reviewing the Getting Started page that contains information about the structure and sequence of the course. From there, you can review the course introduction, faculty information, content modules, and different sections of the course to get acquainted with course navigation.

*NPs, PAs, CNMs, CRNAs, and other CNSs are required to complete no less than 24 hours of training. ASAM offers 24 hour packages for free. Click here for more information.

Note: Resident & Fellow ASAM Members (in training) receive complimentary access to The ASAM Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder Course. Click here to become a member. Please note membership approval requires up to two business days.

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NOTE: If a Member Board has not deemed this activity for MOC approval as an accredited CME activity, this activity may count toward an ABMS Member Board’s general CME requirement. Please refer directly to your Member Board’s MOC Part II Lifelong Learning and Self-Assessment Program Requirements.

Educational Objectives

Identify, assess, and diagnose patients with opioid use disorder while considering severity, chronicity, individual characteristics, and psychiatric and medical comorbidities.
Develop an individualized, patient-centered treatment plan, including negotiating treatment goals by evaluating appropriate medication- and psychosocial-based treatment options.
Monitor progress and modify treatment plans based on patient needs and progress toward treatment goals.
Implement best practices for office systems, including team-based care, to support treatment with medications for opioid use disorder.
Examine misconceptions, stigma, and complexities (bioethical, social, clinical, public health) associated with opioid use disorder and the use of medications to treat opioid use disorder.


Addiction, Addiction Medicine, Substance Use Disorder, Recovery, Opioid Use Disorder


Interpersonal & Communication Skills, Medical Knowledge, Patient Care & Procedural Skills, Practice-based Learning & Improvement, Professionalism, Systems-based Practice

CME Credit Type

AAFP Prescribed Credit, AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

Physician Well-being activity

Organizational Culture of Wellness, Efficiencies in Medical Practice

Practice Setting

Academic Medicine, Inpatient, Outpatient, Physician Executives, Physician Scientists, Rural, Urban, VA/Military

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