Total CE Credit Hours: 2
Course Info URL: https://www.addictioncounselorce.com/courses/102857
About the Course:
This course examines the opioid epidemic and the measures that have been taken to decrease OUD. It includes: the charge of the current study, the study approach, definitions and terminology, study context, study scope and emphasis on report organization, the history of opioids, the Controlled Substances Act, liberalization and prescribing in the 1990’s, public health consequences, policy responses, international context, statutory context, and recent federal policy initiatives.
This course is based on the reading-based online, Pain Management and the Opioid Epidemic- Balancing Societal and Individual Benefits and Risks of Prescription Opioid Use-Summary and Introduction created by Committee on Pain Management and Regulatory Strategies to Address Prescription Opioid Abuse in 2017.
Course Material Author
Counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists and social workers. This course is appropriate for all levels of knowledge.
Acknowledge the current epidemic of opioid misuse.
Identify policy initiatives.
Summarize findings, including the lack of efficacy of opioids in the treatment of chronic pain.
American Academy of Health Care Providers in the Addictive Disorders (AAHCPAD)
2 CE credit hours
NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals (NAADAC)
2 CE credit hours
This course has been approved by CE Learning Systems, service provider of Addiction Counselor CE, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for educational credits. NAADAC Provider #107243, CE Learning Systems is responsible for all aspects of their programming.
National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)
2 CPD hours
National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC)
2 CE credit hours
CE Learning Systems, service provider of Addiction Counselor CE has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5951. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. CE Learning Systems is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.
All exam questions for the course are visible on this page for members of Addiction Counselor CE.
Membership is free, and you can sign up today! You'll only pay when you're ready to purchase a course.
If you're already a member, please log in to see the exam questions for this and all other courses.
Is this course approved for my continuing education requirements?
Yes, most likely. Look Up Your State Board for more detailed information. Logged-in site members will see the relevant approval information displayed in the Approvals tab for every course.
Do you have special accommodations for my disability (ADA)?
Please contact us! We would be happy to accommodate your needs right away, and your input will help us make Addiction Counselor CE more accessible for future users too.
How do I enroll in this course?
Use the Enroll In This Course button and just follow the instructions! You don't pay anything until you're ready to take an exam.
What do I have to do to complete the course?
To complete the course, review the course objectives, then review the material, and then pass the exam with a score of 75% or greater and lastly complete an evaluation.
How do I access the materials?
Most of our courses are based on online articles available for free to the public. Some courses, such as those based on books, require that you purchase the material. Use the Course Materials tab above for more info. You don't need to enroll in the course to access materials, whether free or paid. So you always know what you're getting into before you commit to taking the course.
How do I get my certificate?
Your certificate will be available to download or email immediately when you pass the course exam and complete the evaluation.
Can I contact you for more help?
Yes! Use the Help widget at the bottom-right of the screen anywhere on Addiction Counselor CE to search our help docs, or to ask our support team for help.
Try a free CE course.
Get started by trying a free course of your choice. No payment info required!Sign Up Free