Prescription opioid abuse and misuse has become a national epidemic leading to addiction and an unprecedented number of drug overdose deaths. This course examines the risks and signs of opioid abuse and misuse, addiction, and looks at new treatments for Opioid Use Disorders.
Course created on April 30, 2021
Course Type: Video, Audio
CE/CEU Offered: AK/1.0; AL/1.0; AR/1.0; ASWB ACE/1.0 Clinical; AZ/1.0; CA/1.0; CE Broker/1.0 General (FL), Continuing Education (OH), Continuing Education By A Social Worker (SC), Category I Social Work (WV), CE Broker #20-799381; CO/1.0; CT/1.0; DC/1.0; DE/1.0; FL/1.0; GA/1.0; HI/1.0; IA/1.0; IACET/0.1; ID/1.0; IL/1.0; IN/1.0; KS/1.0; KY/1.0; LA/1.0; MA/1.0; MD/1.0; ME/1.0; MI/1.0; MN/1.0; MO/1.0; MS/1.0; MT/1.0; NC/1.0; ND/1.0; NE/1.0; NH/1.0; NJ (ASWB ACE)/1.0; NM/1.0; NV/1.0; NY-Contact Hours/1.0 Self-Study; OH/1.0; OK/1.0; OR/1.0; PA/1.0; RI/1.0; SC/1.0; SD/1.0; TN/1.0; TX/1.0; UT/1.0; VA/1.0; VT/1.0; WA/1.0; WI/1.0; WV/1.0; WY/1.0
- After this course, participants will be able to demonstrate understanding of the causes of the current “opioid epidemic” and the role that prescription opiate use has played in this crisis.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify risks and signs of opioid abuse and misuse.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify current evidence-based treatments for Opioid Use Disorder.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe how illicitly manufactured opioids such as fentanyl have become the main drivers of the nation’s opioid crisis.
|5-15 Minutes||What are prescription opioids?|
|15-25 Minutes||Why do people misuse opiates?|
|25-35 Minutes||What are the effects of opioids?|
|35-45 Minutes||What is fentanyl?|
|45-55 Minutes||Treatment for Opioid Addiction|
|55-60 Minutes||Summary, Q & A|
Dr. John Smith is the Director of Education and Training at Social Model Recovery Systems (SMRS). He is a Professor of Addiction Counseling at Mt. San Antonio College since 2000 and he has also been in Private Practice in California since 2000. Dr. Smith has over 40 years of experience working with mental health and addictions, and he is the author of “Co-occurring Substance Abuse and Mental Disorders: A Practitioner’s Guide” and he is the “Best-Selling” author of “The Authentic Man: A Guide to Happiness and Purpose”.
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