CE / Trainer course

The Opioid Public Health Crisis

Course Overview

The Opioid Public Health Crisis course provides foundational knowledge of the national opioid health crisis. It is ideal for individuals, parents, healthcare professionals, groups and organizations who serve individuals at risk of opioid misuse and work to prevent and reduce the effects of the opioid health crisis.

The training course provides the necessary information to understand and address the potential misuse of opioids, risk factors, and suggested prevention and reduction methods.

What You Will Learn

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Course Outline

  1. Drug Classifications
  2. Brief Review of Addiction / Substance Use Disorder
  3. Opioid Overview
    a. The Opioid Family of Drugs
    b. Opioid Misuse and Addiction
  4. The Overdose Epidemic
    a. Data, Trends and Impact
  5. Contributors and Risk Factors
    a. Prescribing Practices
    b. Misrepresentation of Opioid Addiction Risks
    c. Paths to Prescription Pain Medicine Addiction
    d. Paths to Heroin Use
    e. Further Reading
    f. Young Adults / Youth Risk Factors
    g. Signs of Heroin or Prescription Opioid Misuse
  6. Solutions
    a. Education and Prevention
    b. Safe Prescribing Guidelines
    c. Manage Prescriptions
    d. Data and Prescription Drug Monitoring Program
    e. Screening and Early Intervention
    f. Reduce the Stigma Associated with Addiction
    g. Harm Reduction
    h. Treatment and Recovery
  7. Recognizing and Preventing an Opioid Overdose
    a. Who is at Risk of an Overdose
    b. Factors that Increase Heroin Overdose
    c. What Does an Opioid Overdose Look Like
    d. What is Naloxone
    e. How Opioids Affect the Central Nervous System
    f. How Naloxone Stops and Overdose
    g. Naloxone Access and Laws
    h. Naloxone Delivery Devices
    i. General Naloxone Information
  8. End Notes and Resources

Online CE Course

Online, self-paced continuing education.

3.0 CE Credits

Clinician and layperson accreditation through Purdue University, College of Pharmacy, Office of Continuing Education.


Individual Course: $45



Onsite and Virtual Training

Onsite and virtual training available for groups of five or more.

Fill out the form below, email us, or call 844.554.3354 for more information and a custom quote.

Trainer Program

Get certified as a trainer and gain access to a robust resource center for conducting onsite and virtual trainings.  Pricing includes both a training and a licensing fee.


The Brain and the Disease of Addiction

Training Fee: $225/person

Annual License Fee: $200/person or $400/group

License provides 12-month access to training materials, technical assistance, updates, and online resource center. Annual renewal required.

Group License provides access for two or more trainers within an organzation.

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