Stigma Associated with OUD Treatment

Stigma Associated with OUD Treatment


Stigma Associated with OUD Treatment

Accredited for 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

Thursday, Dec. 9, 2021

Noon - 1:00 p.m. ET

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Program description:
With increased attention on the current opioid epidemic, the topics of substance use, its complications and how society will address it have become part of our national dialogue. Opioid use disorder (OUD) is a chronic, recurrent brain disease, yet increasingly, the language used to describe addiction and the people who suffer from it has been implicated in promoting stigma. This stigma may make it difficult for providers to remain unbiased in treating OUD patients and limit patients’ willingness to seek help. This webinar examines the detrimental effects of stigma in the treatment of substance use disorders and offers suggestions on how to mitigate its harms and maintain providers’ resilience while caring for patients with OUD.

At the end of this webinar, attendees will be able to:  

  • Recognize the effects of language that is used in our current culture to describe substance use and patients with a substance use disorder.
  • Describe how certain terms can be inaccurate or dehumanizing and how they may result in the inappropriate delivery of care.
  • Identify the current recommended terminology in addiction and the evidence to support its use.
  • Implement practice changes that can minimize stigma in the treatment of addiction and support providers involved in the care of patients with addiction.

Matthew Miles, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
Indiana University School of Medicine


About the speaker:
Matthew Miles, MD, is an internal medicine physician who has practiced at the Substance Use Disorder Recovery Program (SUDRP) at the Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center in Indianapolis since 2019. His experience includes the treatment of addiction through a variety of clinical venues, including office-based management, inpatient consultations and the VA Medical Center’s opioid treatment program (OTP). He also cares for veterans in Bloomington, Terre Haute, West Lafayette and their surrounding communities.

Dr. Miles completed his residency training in internal medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine in 2015 and then went on to complete a year as chief resident in Patient Safety and Quality Improvement. After training, he worked as a hospitalist at the Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Hospital before accepting his current position. He maintains an active involvement in graduate medical education, focusing on addiction training for both internal medicine and psychiatry residents.

CME information

Designation Statement: The Indiana State Medical Association (ISMA) designates this live webinar for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTMPhysicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Accreditation Statement: The Indiana State Medical Association (ISMA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Disclosure: In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education, educational programs sponsored by the ISMA must demonstrate balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor. Prior to the activity, all faculty, authors, editors and planning committee members participating in an ISMA-sponsored activity are required to disclose to attendees any relevant financial relationships with an “ineligible company” whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients. None of the members of the CME Planning Committee or our speaker have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Note: While offering the CME credit hours listed in these pages, these activities are not intended to provide extensive training in a field.

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12/9/2021 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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