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Free Webcast on Medication-Assisted Treatment in Drug Courts - Dec. 6, 2011, 12:00-1:30 p.m. MT

Live web streaming broadcast for drug court judges and related professionals.

Live streaming web event: What is the Role of Medication Assisted Treatment in Drug Courts?

Research shows that Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) has potential benefits in Drug Treatment Courts. MAT is the use of medications, along with counseling and behavioral therapies, to provide a whole-patient approach to the treatment of substance use disorders. The event will provide drug court professionals and others interested in the effectiveness of drug courts with essential information about the contribution MAT can make to improved client outcomes.

In the live streaming event, participants will learn the scientific basis for the use of medications in substance abuse treatment, the nature of the medications available for that purpose and the protocols for their use, and how MAT can be integrated into a Drug Treatment Court.

Participants attending this live online streaming event will have the opportunity to phone in questions to the panelists.

The webcast and other information on MAT will be archived at the R2P website after the event.

Panelists:

Dr. Richard K. Ries, Professor and Director of Addictions Division, University of Washington
Medical School
Dr. Robert P. Schwartz
, Medical Director and Senior Scientist, Friends Research Institute, Philadelphia
Hon. Robert P. Ziemian, Judge, Boston Drug Treatment Court
Dr. David Rottman of the National Center for State Courts will be the moderator

Registering for the LIVE STREAMING EVENT

Date: Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Time: 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. ET

You must register to attend the streaming event by visiting and completing the registration form. Upon completion, you will be mailed registration information outlining how to login to the webinar.

Registrations will be handled on a first come, first serve basis. It is recommended that you sign-up soon to secure a place.

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