This week's article for discussion is: (This is meant to precede the talk by Dr. Wess on Friday November 8)
"The Prescription Opioid Addiction Treatment Study: What have we learned"
by Roger D. Weiss, Vinod Rao
Questions for discussion:
-What is the significance of the POATS initial RCT and what is the significance of the long-term follow up?
-What population was studied?
-What was the study design?
-Why do you think patients did so poorly in the brief and extended buprenorphine taper conditions?
-Why might standard medical management have been as effective as requiring behavioral therapy in addition?
-How would you use these findings to inform implementation of OUD treatment?