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Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT)

March 11, 2022 @ 9:00 am 12:30 pm EST

Registration deadline 3/3/22


This seminar explores the history, principles, and current practice using medication to treat individuals with Substance Use Disorders.  We will review the most commonly used medications in detail with a goal to understand when, how, and to whom each medication is prescribed.  Stigma surrounding the use of MAT will also be discussed in an effort to combat common misconceptions around opioid agonist, and partial-agonist therapy 


  • 9-9:30 Introduction and definitions
  • 9:30-10:00 The history of MAT
  • 10:00-10:15 Break
  • 10:15-10:30 Methadone
  • 10:30-11:00 Buprenorphine
  • 11:00-11:15 Naloxone  
  • 11:15-11:30 Break
  • 11:30-11:45 Crossover to alcohol
  • 11:45-12:00 Efficacy
  • 12:00-12:15 Stigma experienced by MAT patients  
  • 12:15-12:30 Closing comments and questions

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss the semantics of “MAT”
  • Understand the history of MAT
  • Review specific medications used for the treatment of Substance Use Disorder
  • Understand the pharmacological mechanisms of actions of these medications, and how they are prescribed
  • Review efficacy of MAT within specific populations
  • Discuss and dispel societal stigma surrounding MAT


Christopher Bondi MD has spent the bulk of his career working with patients in the fields of Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine.  He has worked in both inpatient and outpatient SUD treatment environments, as well as in teaching hospitals in Vermont and the Midwest.   For the past several years, Dr. Bondi has added a teaching focus to his work, working to increase awareness and interest in compassionate treatment of people suffering from Substance Use Disorders.  Dr. Bondi currently serves as an instructor for the Vermont Recovery Coach Academy and Recovery Vermont.  He also serves as Continuum, and ASAM Criteria Faculty for the American Society of Addiction Medicine.