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These opioid resources are here for you

Free MAT webinars for CEs and a pocket guide on prescribing opioids

Magellan offers two MAT webinars for (free) CE credit

To access these helpful resources:
  1. Sign in at
  2. Then, from the Education menu, select Online Training to access the link to our free webinars and the accompanying post-course tests.
    • Medication-assisted Treatment for Opioid Use Disorders (generic)
    • Medication-assisted Treatment for Opioid Use Disorders in Youth and Young Adults 

DC Health offers opioid pocket guide to providers at no cost

DC Health and Howard University have created the pocket guide for safe opioid prescribing, which you can find online at You can also request print copies.

This guide provides numerous resources to providers, including:
  • Recommendations from the CDC Guidelines for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain
  • Morphine Milligram Equivalent (MME) conversion chart
  • Checklist for prescribing opioids for chronic pain
  • List of opioid treatment programs (OTPs) located in the District
  • List of substance use disorder (SUD) and medication-assisted treatment (MAT) related patient services resources
  • List of opioid prescribing and MAT-related provider/clinical resources
  • Overview of MAT and various medications used.

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