This training manual provides counselors and other clinical staff with scripted modules and handouts to use in trainings for Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) 43: Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Addiction in Opioid Treatment Programs, published by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA’s) Center for Substance Abuse Treatment. The 12 training modules will assist program staff in discussing, understanding, and implementing the evidence-based practices described in TIP 43.
TIP 43 discusses the many changes in medication-assisted treatment for opioid addiction (MAT) that have occurred since the inception of this treatment modality. The TIP describes basic principles of MAT and historical and regulatory developments. It presents consensus panel recommendations and evidence-based best practices for treatment of opioid addiction in opioid treatment programs and examines medical, psychiatric, and sociological factors, as well as substance use disorders and their treatment, as part of comprehensive maintenance treatment.