This course is for individuals, parents, students, healthcare professionals and groups and organizations who will benefit from an understanding and knowledge of the science of the disease of addiction.
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You will acquire a foundational understanding of how the brain is affected from substances such as drugs and alcohol.
Describe how the disease of addiction develops.
An understanding of brain neuroplasticity and how through treatment and recovery the brain can change/reset.
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).
CE Accreditation Statement:
Purdue University Continuing Nursing Education is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
This activity is approved for 2.0 contact hours.
Release Date: 12/06/2019
Expiration Date: 12/06/2021
100% course completion
80% (minimum) passing grade on the final exam
Complete the course ending survey
During course registration you will be prompted to select your CE Credit area. If you are pursuing nursing CE credit, you should select "American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)"
Your Certificate of CE credit(s) will be referenced on-screen at the end of the course and your certificate credentials will be delivered to the email address associated with this course's registration.
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There are no prerequisites for this course. We recommend you consider “The Opioid Public Health Crisis — ANCC 3.0 CE Credits" online course ($45.00). This provides a foundational knowledge on this nationwide health crisis and the solutions and actions to take to reduce the epidemic’s effect.
This course provides 2.0 ANCC CE Credits - delivered upon 100% course completion, achievement of 80% (minimum) passing grade on the final exam, and completing the course ending survey.
The course may be accessed from a computer, tablet or mobile device. Internet access is required as are speakers for audio.
The following web browsers are supported: Desktop - Firefox, Safari, Chrome, and Edge. Note the course platform does not support Internet Explorer. Mobile - iOS Safari: 11 and up, Chrome, Samsung Internet.
The course will remain available in your account for six months - allowing you to complete the course at your own pace and return to the course later for review of key concepts.
"This course allowed me to truly understand the science behind the disease, which allowed me to really grasp addiction in terms of a disease rather than a moral failing."
"I developed a better understanding of how illicit drugs affect the brain and why it is so difficult to actually recover."
"I have developed a basic understanding of addiction and will be able to articulate this information to classes of middle school students and college students, in the near future. I also have a greater understanding of terminology used to describe patterns of addition."
"I particularly found the discussion surrounding brain chemistry and the evidence-based science behind addiction very helpful and beneficial. "
"I never really understood the science behind addiction, but now I feel that I have more understanding and compassion for those who struggle with the disease of addiction. It was also beneficial to learn how drugs effect the brain , how the brain reacts to drugs and its release of dopamine."
Opioid Public Health Crisis (OPHC) — ANCC 3.0 CE Credits
Removing the Shame and Stigma of Substance Use Disorder / Addiction (RSS-SUD) — ANCC 3.0 CE Credits
Layperson Naloxone Administration (LPN) — ANCC 1.5 CE Credits
Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) — ANCC 3.0 CE Credits
A Guide to Substance Use Disorder Treatment and Recovery (SUD-TR)
Understanding Harm Reduction and Its Role in the Opioid Public Health Crisis