eLearning for healthcare professionals on safe and effective opioid practices
Educating clinicians on decision making skills to immediately apply in practice through free CME/CE accredited courses.
Engaging community members in opioid overdose prevention and reversal education.
Latest Opioid News
Pandemic Presents New Hurdles, And Hope, For People Struggling With Addiction
Relaxed regulations in response to the pandemic means more access to addiction treatment medications. But recovery programs are accepting fewer people, and the danger of overdose remains high.
Vaping, Opioid Addiction Accelerate Coronavirus Risks, Says NIDA Director
Dr. Nora Volkow, who heads the National Institute on Drug Abuse, details how emerging science points to added challenges for these patient populations and the public health system.
Coronavirus Crisis Opens Access To Online Opioid Addiction Treatment
Under the national emergency, the government has waived a law that required patients to have an in-person visit with a physician before they could be prescribed drugs that help quell withdrawal symptoms, such as Suboxone. Now they can get those prescriptions via a phone call or videoconference with a doctor. That may give video addiction therapy a kick-start.
The OPIOID LEARNING INSTITUTE, led by HealthHIV, is a comprehensive educational initiative with a mission to educate prescribers and other health care professionals on safe and effective opioid prescribing practices. The self-paced CME/CE accredited curriculum covers topics related to evidence-based opioid use treatment options, safe opioid prescribing, reduction of risks of opioid misuse, effective communication strategies with patients about opioid misuse, and overdose prevention.