Join us as we discuss the current trends and approaches to methadone treatment in the state of Missouri. Recently, through additional funding provided by SAMHSA through the Department of Mental Health, there are over 10 additional Opioid Treatment Program sites (the only locations allowed to prescribe methadone for opioid use disorder) that are now accessible to uninsured individuals throughout the state. Moreover, though methadone continues to be the most heavily regulated therapeutic medication in the U.S., federal officials have recently loosened some restrictions, including making changes to allow for more mobile methadone units to reach underserved populations.
This panel will focus on the importance of increased access to methadone, benefits to methadone as a treatment option for opioid use disorder, remaining patient access barriers, and future actions to further facilitate the expansion of methadone treatment options in Missouri. Our panel will consist of Opioid Treatment Program providers, staff, and peers who have engaged in treatment with methadone.
Featured Speakers include:
--Cheryl Gardine, Executive Director, Center for Life Solutions
--Angela Manns, VP of Wellness and Recovery, ReDiscover
--Dr. Lynne Taylor, Clinical Director, Opioid Addiction Treatment Program, St. Louis Veteran's Administration
--Andreas Prince, MAADC II, CPS, Former OTP Counselor and person with lived experience
--Kris Korte, MAADC II, CPS, Person with lived experience
--Cheryl Marcum, State of Missouri Opioid Treatment Authority
Facilitated by Rachel Winograd, PhD
Friday, September 10 at 1:00pm to 2:30pm