Medication-Assisted Treatment

Praxis provides Medicated Assisted Treatment (MAT) training to all Massachusetts Bureau of Substance Addiction Services funded substance use disorder treatment programs. This 3-hour training includes instruction, discussions, and activities. Read the agenda.

At the end of the training, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the benefits of medication-assisted treatment for people with opioid addiction.
  • Explain how use of opioid affects the brain.
  • Define the terms: tolerance, dependence, and addiction in relation to opioid use.
  • Describe factors that may contribute to opioid addiction in some people.
  • List the risk factors for developing an opioid addiction.
  • Describe barriers to MAT that people with opioid addiction experience.
  • List services and supports that people on MAT for opioid addiction may need to achieve their goals.
  • Explain how you would help people make decisions about MAT.
  • Describe how methadone buprenorphine and naltrexone work to treat opioid dependency.

Contact us to learn more and request training.

Meet Our Trainers

GagneCheryl Gagne, Sc.D., Praxis Director of Training
LivniAyala Livny, M.Ed., Trainer
Lonnie McAdooLonnie McAdoo, B.F.A., Trainer
SherwinVicki Sherwin, B.A., Trainer
TRAINING CERTIFICATES: Participants who have attended all three or four hours of the training, completed the course evaluation form, and signed the sign-in sheet will be awarded a Certificate of Completion for 3 or 4 continuing education credits through NAADAC, NBCC, MNA, and ASWB. Certificates will be emailed directly to participants roughly two weeks after the completion of the Praxis training.

The Center for Social Innovation, Provider #1457, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. The Center for Social Innovation maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 10/17/2017 to 10/17/2020. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. Social workers participating in this course will receive 3 or 4 continuing education clock hours.

ACCOMMODATIONS: If you need accommodations for disability, please contact

GRIEVANCES: If you would like to report a complaint, please email Rachel Ehly, Praxis Project Director, at or Cheryl Gagne, Praxis Training Director, at

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