This 2 hour course will teach you all the required skills needed to apply for a waiver to prescribe buprenorphine for the treatment of opioid use disorders.

Our goal is to get medical providers the information they need about opioid disorder, discuss how it can be treated, and how to implement this into your practice, plus help with troubleshooting logistical barriers for your patients.

Who is it for?

The course is aimed at Physicians, Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (NP/CNM/CNS/CRNA), Physician Assistants and prescribers in Harris County (or those who plan to move to Harris County in the next three months).

our instructor

Dr. Alicia Kowalchuk

Associate Professor at Baylor College of Medicine

Contact us to learn more about the
free MAT Waiver Training Initiative.

We make sure every instruction is easily understood, and that all physicians reach the same level of expertise needed to support their patients in overcoming opioid use disorder. 

Contact Us

405 Mail Street #518
Houston, TX 77030
Office: 832-224-5749
[email protected]

This activity is in partnership with Baylor College of Medicine, Harris County Public Health, Houston Health Department, Providers Clinical Support Systems, and Doctors for Change.

Funding for this initiative was made possible (in part) by grant no. 1H79TI081968 from SAMHSA. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.

This project is supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of a financial assistance award totaling $2,079,506 with 100 percent funded by CDC/HHS. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by CDC/HHS, or the U.S. Government

PCSS website link:

Contact information: [email protected]

AAAP is the DATA 2000 sponsor for this training.

Funding is also made possible by the CDC Overdose Data to Action grant.

Note: All Half and Half MAT waiver trainings will offer 4 continuing education credits for physicians, nurses, physician assistants, and pharmacists.


This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Houston Methodist and Doctors for Change. Houston Methodist is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Houston Methodist designates this live activity for a maximum of 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Pain Management and the Prescription of Opioids

This course has been designated by Houston Methodist for 2.0 credits of education in pain management and the prescription of opioids.

The Team

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