Fundamentals of opioid dependence therapy in primary care

Addiction medicine specialist Professor Nick Lintzeris discusses the key elements of assessing and managing opioid dependence, and outlines the options available for MATOD (medication-assisted treatment of opioid dependence) in general practice.

Questions asked in the video

  1. Why is opioid dependence a significant issue for GPs to be aware of and manage? 0:00
  2. What are some individual risk factors for opioid dependence? 0:51
  3. How should initial assessment of a patient with potential opioid dependence be carried out? 1:41
  4. What are the main non-pharmacological and pharmacological strategies for opioid dependence? 4:19
  5. When should MATOD (medication-assisted treatment of opioid dependence) be considered? 7:00
  6. What medication options are available for MATOD? 8:18
  7. What are the available forms of buprenorphine? 10:51
  8. In what circumstances should LAIB be considered? 13:43

This activity is sponsored by Camurus.