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PARCKA is committed to undergraduate, graduate, peer, and community education around unhealthy substance use and addiction. A major part of fulfilling this commitment is our Buprenorphine 101 for the non-Addictionologist Trainings. Medication Treatment, combined with access to non-pharmacology treatment is the gold standard treatment for opioid use disorder (OUD). Buprenorphine can be provided by regular providers, in regular health care settings. With the removal of the X-waiver, providers no longer must obtain an X-waiver to prescribe buprenorphine for addiction but must do 8-hours of addiction-related education. Our accredited Buprenorphine 101 courses review the basics of buprenorphine including its pharmacology and proper initiation. If you wish to receive an invite to these trainings, please email

PARCKA continues to increase safe buprenorphine prescribing and practice by expanding the number of trained medical providers both locally and nationwide. See our history of trainings below:

Year Providers Trained
2018 140+
2019 190+
2020 180+
2021 190+
2022 120+

Upcoming Trainings


  • October 25, 2023
  • January 24, 2024
  • April 24, 2024

Training is offered to any of the following medical providers in the State of Utah:

  • Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine (DO)
  • Medical Doctors (MD)
  • Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  • Physician Assistants (PA)