Virtual Colorado MAT Learning Forum

Connect with experienced MAT providers and their teams. Share with and learn from your peers
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1st Thursdays: 12:30 – 1:30 Beginning March 7, 2019


Curriculum for Northern Colorado MAT Learning Forum (DRAFT)
Date Topic Resources
Mar 7, 2019 Suboxone Initiation:  Home vs Office Slides

Microdose Orders 

Bernese Method

Paxton Email

Suboxone Information Sheet

Informed Consent and Patient Agreement

Apr 4, 2019 MAT selection: Naltrexone, Buprenorphine or Methadone (incl CO-SLAW intro) Slides

Hammig: Naltrexone Microdosing Protocol

Mannelli; Very low dose naltrexone addition in opioid

May 2, 2019 Buprenorphine Dose Stabilization & Maintenance Slides
June 6, 2019 The Difficult Patient & Discharge from MAT – How to Maintain the Therapeutic Relationship Slides
Aug 1, 2019 MAT Induction: Tips and Techniques
Sep 5, 2019 Community Resources for Recovery: What’s Available?
Oct 3, 2019 SUD & Pregnancy
Nov 7, 2019 Cocaine Use Disorder: Current State of the Evidence
Dec 5, 2019 No Webinar
Jan 2, 2020 Kratom & Other Novel Substances of Abuse, Laws
Feb 6, 2020 Chronic Pain & SUD: How to Manage When They Co-Exist
Mar 5, 2020 Discontinuation (Successful Termination) of MAT  - Relapse Prevention/Management & Recovery
Apr 2, 2020 Alcohol Use Disorder & MAT
May 7, 2020 Detoxification – Outpatient vs Inpatient
Jun 4, 2020 Adverse Childhood Events/Empathy for Your Patient - Readiness
Jul 2, 2020 ASAM Levels of Care/Placement Criteria
Aug 6, 2020 Women & SUD: Intimate Partner Violence




MAT Forum Led by Dr. Lesley Brooks, MD

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Lesley Brooks, MD serves as the Chief Medical Officer for Sunrise Community Health and as the Assistant Medical Director for the North Colorado Health Alliance in northern Colorado. Dr. Brooks, a board certified family physician, has practiced full scope family medicine including prenatal care, chronic pain, and substance use disorder/addiction in northern Colorado since 2008.  She has been a buprenorphine prescriber since 2013. In partnership with local community health centers, Dr. Brooks has also helped to lead the implementation of a robust opioid oversight and management team as well as initiation and expansion of medication assisted treatment (MAT) for substance use disorder within Sunrise Community Health. Dr. Brooks serves as the co-chair of the Provider Education Work Group for the Colorado Consortium for Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention which leads the state’s coordinated response to the opioid and prescription drug epidemic. She has spoken across the state educating her colleagues in medicine on safe opioid prescribing and MAT. Lastly, she is actively helping to lead northern Colorado’s Hub & Spoke initiative to treat substance use disorder of all types.