Opioid Use Disorder: Partnering Clients, Health Care, and Addiction Professionals

$21.00 | CE Hours:7.00 | Intermediate


CEU Course Description

Opioid misuse has caused a growing nationwide epidemic of OUD and unintentional overdose deaths.  This CEU course provides information for professionals working with individual who take a Food and Drug Administration-approved medication for opioid use disorder.

Article Author:  Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

CEU Course Objectives

1.  Discuss what the law requires of prescribers with regard to referring patients taking OUD medication to counseling and ancillary services.

2.  Explain what treatment must include in order to be effective.

3.  Examine how to reach out to family who hesitate to engage with the patient’s treatment.

4.  Scrutinize which OUD medication is slow in onset and long acting, avoiding the highs and lows of short-acting opioids.

5.  Elucidate why those with OUD are at a very high risk for overdose early after release from prison or jail.

6.  Identify the part of the brain that becomes overactive from repeated drug use.

Date Added: 2018-05-14

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