HOT Topics in Buprenorphine Treatment: Sessions are presented the second Tuesday of each month at noon Eastern. Physicians who have waivers to prescribe buprenorphine for the treatment of opioid dependence and other interested clinicians are invited to participate in these free sessions. Each webinar is recorded and available on this site.

Practical Suggestions for Improving Your Results Using Buprenorphine

Presenter is
George Kolodner, M.D., DLFAPA
Kolmac Clinic
Clinical Professor of Psychiatry
Georgetown University School of Medicine

As the use of buprenorphine has increased, a variety of new problems have confronted prescribing physicians. In this webinar, Dr. George Kolodner will describe approaches to address some of the more common problems.

The focus will be on a practical, “nuts and bolts” level and will include issues such as convincing patients to stay on buprenorphine beyond detoxification, dealing with resistances to its use by Narcotics Anonymous and residential rehabilitation programs, protocols for tapering buprenorphine after extended use, and dealing with the use of tobacco.