Opioid Management Course


Opioid dependence is a chronic, relapsing brain disease that causes major medical, social and economic problems to both individuals and society.

The SAAMS Opioid Management Course is a useful training resource to aid healthcare professionals (in particular physicians) who prescribe opioid pharmacotherapies in assessing and treating opioid dependent individuals. The course describes the neurobiological basis of the condition, recommended approaches to patient assessment and monitoring and the main principles and strategies underlying medically assisted approaches to treatment, including the pharmacology and clinical application of methadone, buprenorphine and buprenorphine-naloxone.

The SAAMS OPIOID MANAGEMENT COURSE comprises 3 modules

Module 1

Delegates are required to log into the secure section of this the SAAMS website, read the literature and complete the questionnaire.

Questions are marked within seconds of submitting.

Those delegates that achieve more than 70% within 2 attempts are invited to attend module 2. Module is free for SAAMS members.

Click here to apply to become a SAAMS member.

Module 2

This module is restricted to those individuals that have successfully completed module 1.

Module 2 is a 6 hour workshop facilitated by addiction specialists.

Contact Amina by e-mail amina@e2.co.za to register for module 2.

Module 3

Module 3 is restricted to those individuals that have completed module 1 and 2 ONLY.

Delegates are requested to contact Amina by e-mail stating they wish to complete module 3.

Module 3 requires the delegate to read the literature and submit the questionnaire online.

Those individuals that have successfully completed all 3 modules will receive a certificate of completion and your name published on the SAAMS website