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Opioid and SUD Training and Courses

Overdose Lifeline has worked to develop substance use disorder and opioid training, with the goal of helping individuals, professionals, and businesses better respond to the opioid crisis and engage with and support those affected by substance use disorder.

Opioid and SUD Training and Education


We offer substance use disorder (SUD) and opioid training and continuing education as online self-paced courses, virtual and in-person training, and trainer programs.

While a large portion of the U.S. population is affected by SUD and the opioid crisis, there is limited formal academic and professional education provided to clinicians and professionals providing services to those affected.  Our training and course focus on increasing knowledge and competency around the opioid crisis and substance use disorder.

Online Opioid and SUD Training for Continuing Education Credits

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Learn how to improve prevention and support services for those impacted by substance use disorder and the opioid crisis, through either the 20-credit certificate program or Continuing Education online courses.

All classes are accredited through Purdue University, College of Pharmacy, Office of Continuing Education, with credits that can be applied to Nursing (ANCC), Pharmacy (ACPE), Physician (ACMME) and other laypersons and healthcare professionals.

Overdose Lifeline’s ACCME and ANCC online CE courses meet the DEA MATE Act training requirements. Learn More

Our Law Enforcement CE Credits meet annual in-service training requirements for Indiana Law Enforcement officers and support personnel. Overdose Lifeline is an approved Law Enforcement Training Board training provider (#47-1333720).

Become an Opioid and SUD Trainer in Your Community

Our Trainer Programs allow individuals to get certified to deliver SUD and opioid training in their local communities. To date, more than 1500 delivery partners across 48+ U.S. states have been trained to provide adult and youth opioid education. To become a trainer, individuals need to complete one or more prerequisite courses and the program training online. The program materials available for download from the Trainer Resource Center supports delivery via onsite or virtual settings and allow for customization and integrating local information and resources.

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Onsite and Virtual Opioid and SUD Training

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We offer both onsite and virtual online training (webinar) for groups of five or more, with a focus on building knowledge and competency around sud and the opioid crisis.

Depending on your goals, a variety of learning elements can be used to explore development over time, including quizzes, polls, breakout activities, and more.

OVER 1200

across 46+ U.S. states
and counting


continuing education accreditation


in partnership with Purdue University

This training gave a great overview of opioids and their effects on the body. It also allows the participant the ability to learn about recovery practices and not just the addiction side, which I thought was excellent! The training also taught about naloxone, reasons for its use, history and how to administer.

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