California Residency
Program Collaborative

Education | Outreach | Treatment

Improving care for patients with substance use disorders

Sponsored by California Academy of Family Physicians and CAFP Foundation


MAT waivered Prescriber Support - This online activity is sponsored by Stanford University School of Medicine and will update members of the healthcare team about different strategies for treating patients with chronic pain and provide strategies to reduce reliance on opioids for pain relief.

Be the Changemaker: MAT for Stimulant Use Disorder: What We Know So Far
Enjoy this recording from the CA Bridge "Be the Changemaker" series where we listen to Drs. Trotzky-Sirr and Hanna Snyder present information to help you understand existing protocols for intervention in the treatment of stimulant use disorder and to promote a harm reduction approach to recovery. Click here to watch presentation.

Free SAMSHA Training
For those providers who wish to treat more than 30 patients after their first year of certification, SAMHSA funds the Providers’ Clinical Support System (PCSS) to provide practitioner training in the evidence-based prevention and treatment of OUD and offers the required trainings needed to apply for buprenorphine waiver notifications. Learn more about practitioner buprenorphine training requirements.

SAMHSA offers tools, training, and technical assistance to practitioners in the fields of mental and substance use disorders. Find information on SAMHSA training and resources. SAMHSA has developed a Buprenorphine Quick Start Guide (PDF | 1.5 MB) and pocket guide (PDF | 231 KB) for all practitioners seeking to prescribe buprenorphine.

Learn more about buprenorphine.

Treating SUD - Linking with Community Services – Treating SUD - Linking with Community Services offers information, tools and resources to clinicians considering the addition of Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) services for their patients. Access course here.

Incorporating MAT into Practice – A Community Conversation – Incorporating MAT into Practice – A Community Conversation offers learners an opportunity to listen in while more experienced MAT providers provide tips and tricks and discuss lessons learned throughout their career providing MAT services. Access course here.

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