2023.02.01 | ME SUD Learning Community | Proactive Responses to Patient Behavior in MOUD and Chronic Pain Environments

CME Provided | ME SUD Learning Community Webinar: Presented by Eric Haram | 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.

Responding proactively to MOUD and chronic pain

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2023.02.01 | 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. | Proactive Responses to Patient Behavior in MOUD and Chronic Pain Environments

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The patient’s journey towards stable management of their chronic pain and/or OUD is a landscape of challenges and opportunities that often exceed our patient’s ability to cope. Planning and responding proactively to behaviors that may impact the safety of the person, program and staff is critical.


  1. Understand program policies, norms, and contracts that direct patient progress and safety
  2. Understand the use of patient assessment
  3. Discuss patient, staff, and program education
  4. Identify ways to support and reinforce patient psychosocial skill development



Prescribing clinicians and their teams


About the Presenters

Eric Haram, LADC Eric is the owner of Haram Consulting, a health and behavioral healthcare consulting firm. Haram Consulting offers large- and small-scale technical assistance for all aspects of strategic planning, workforce development, and clinical and business systems design for states, institutions, and organizations.
In this capacity, Eric is Senior Field Consultant to the Addiction Technology Transfer Center with Brown University, and National Implementation Consultant with the University of Wisconsin–Madison College of Engineering. Eric provides consultation to Maine Quality Counts on implementing SBIRT in Maine’s Patient Centered Medical Home, and to the states of Ohio, Mississippi, Texas, West Virginia, and Maine on medication-assisted treatment expansion. Recently, Eric served as co-chair of the U.S. Attorney’s Task Force on the Treatment and Prevention of Opioid Dependence, State of Maine.
Since 1997, Eric has served Maine as Licensing Specialist, Public Health Educator, and Senior Manager of Corrections for Maine’s Office of Substance Abuse, and has directed behavioral services for Mid Coast Hospital, Mercy Recovery Center, and Crossroads for Women.
He provides countless hours of advocacy for improved access to addiction and mental health treatment in the Maine State Legislature and was President and Board Chair of the Maine Association for Substance Abuse Programs from 2007–2013. Eric lives in coastal Maine with his wife and their two teenage daughters.


Continuing Medical Education
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 the Maine Medical Education Trust and CCSME. The Maine Medical Education Trust is accredited by the Maine Medical Association Committee on Continuing Medical Education and Accreditation to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Contact Hours

  • 1 contact hour for social workers, licensed clinical professional counselors, and behavioral health professionals
  • 1 Category I contact hour for psychologists are provided. CCSME is a pre-approved sponsor and provider of Professional Education Activities for Psychologists.
  • 1 contact hour CHES. CCSME is a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc.
  • 1 contact hour pending for alcohol and drug counselors from the board of alcohol and drug counselors