Total CE Credit Hours: 4
Course Info URL: https://www.addictioncounselorce.com/courses/102814
About the Course:
This course examines the opioid epidemic in detail. It begins with identifying the scope of the problem. The report includes: trends in prescription opioid use and misuse, risk factors for prescription misuse and overdose, vulnerable populations, heroin use and its relation to prescription opioid use, illicit opioid markets, the current state of surveillance systems, recent developments in pharmaceutical treatment of opioid use disorder, trends in treatment of opioid overdose with naloxone, summary and recommendations.
This course is based on Chapter 4 of Trends in Opioid Use, Harms, and Treatment created by Richard J. Bonnie et al. in 2017.
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Counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists and social workers. This course is appropriate for all levels of knowledge. The content is at an intermediate level.
After taking this course, you should be able to:
- Acknowledge the scope of the opioid epidemic.
- Identify the causes, risk factors of users, and contributing outside factors.
- Summarize the pharmacotherapy interventions, OUD in pregnant women, and evidence-based treatment options.
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