Course Description

This course provides a guide to substance use disorder / addiction treatment and recovery.

The course will include a fundamental understanding of the signs and symptoms of substance use disorder. The course will define effective, clinically-proven treatment practices and the importance of providing an individualized, multi-faceted approach to teatment and continuum of care.

Participants will learn the basics of how the process of change contributes to finding treatment and achieving recovery. How to support an individual in treatment and recovery. Gain an understanding of relapse (or setback), the stages of relapse, and relapse prevention. Finally, the course will provide a guide to locating trusted resources and support.

This course is for individuals, family members, and stakeholders including students, health care professionals, those in criminal justice fields, mental health professionals, and others in the general public and helping professions.

What You Will Learn

  • Acquire a fundamental understanding of the signs and symptoms of substance use disorder.

  • Ability to define effective, clinically-proven treatment practices.

  • Understand the importance of an individualized, multi-faceted approach to treatment and recovery..

  • Learn the basics of how the process of change contributes to finding treatment and achieving recovery.

  • Understand how to support an individual in treatment and recovery.

  • Gain an understanding of relapse (or setback), the stages of relapse, and relapse prevention.

  • Identify available resources and support.

Course CE Credits and Certificate Program

In partnership with Purdue University College of Pharmacy, Office of Continuing Education, and funding from the Employers Forum of Indiana and the Amerisource Bergen Foundation, Overdose Lifeline has developed layperson and clinician CE courses and Certificate Program on Addiction / Substance Use Disorder with an Opioid Specialization.

The course and the certificate program are structured to support the educational needs of healthcare professionals, students, and the layperson. An individual may pursue individual course CE credits or complete the entire Certificate Program (20 credits).

The online courses provide the following CE credit accreditations:

Nursing: American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) — See Courses

Pharmacy: Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) — See Courses

Physician: Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) — See Courses

Other: AMA PRA Category 1™ (ACCME) which will service all other clinical and layperson CEs — See Courses

CE Credit Course Requirements

  • 100% course completion

  • 80% (minimum) passing grade on the final exam

  • Complete the course ending survey