Opioid Public Health Crisis

When deployed across a community, or state, it results in all key stakeholders carrying the same awareness and knowledge level and improves cross channel collaboration and results.

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What's included?

9 Videos
6 Quizzes
1 Survey
5 Texts
2 PDFs
1 Disqus
1 Audio

Course Description

The Opioid Public Health Crisis (OPHC) course will provide you with foundational knowledge on this nationwide health crisis and the solutions and actions to take to reduce the epidemic’s effect.

This course is for individuals, parents, healthcare professionals and groups and organizations who are working to prevent and reduce the effects of the opioid public health crisis. This is ideal for groups who serve individuals at risk for an opioid misuse/addiction or overdose.

This includes, but not limited to:
Businesses, coalition and community members, correctional facilities, educators, faith groups, government, health care professionals, parents and caregivers, pharmacies, school nurses, senior living facilities, sober living communities, treatment and recovery centers, etc.

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

Course Reviewer

The course material has been reviewed by subject matter expert: Brad Ray, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis, Indiana.

What You Will Learn

You will acquire an in-depth understanding of the opioid public health crisis – what is occurring, how we arrived here, the contributors and risk factors. You will learn how to recognize the signs of an opioid overdose and how the opioid reversal drug Naloxone works. The course will conclude with a review of the multifaceted solutions model that states and communities are applying to reduce the effects of the health crisis.


There are no pre-requisites for this course. We recommend you consider: “The Brain and the Disease of
online course ($15.00) for a working understanding of the chronic disease of addiction.

Certificate of Completion

This course includes a "Certificate of Completion" delivered upon achievement of 80% passing grade on the final exam. Certificates expire in 2 years.

Course Access

The course may be accessed from a computer, tablet or mobile device. Internet access is required as is speakers for audio. The course will remain available in your account for six months - allowing you to resume the course at your own pace and schedule.


Voice Talent, Carl Rochelle, Car3 Commuincation, 317-954-8009, car3communication@gmail.com, car3communication.com 

Course Curriculum

A Review of the Course Dashboard
Opioid Overview
The Overdose Epidemic
Young Adults and Youth Risk Factors
Recognizing and Preventing an Opioid Overdose
Course Credits
Overdose Lifeline, Inc.
Overdose Lifeline, Inc.

Course Creator

This has been brought to you by Overdose Lifeline, Inc. a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to helping individuals, families and communities affected by the disease of addiction / substance use disorder.

Overdose Lifeline addresses the opioid epidemic and the chronic disease of addiction through advocacy, education, harm reduction, prevention, resources, and support.


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