Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME)

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 CE courses and a 20-hour certificate program on Addiction / Substance Use Disorder with an Opioid Specialization.

An individual may pursue individual course CE credits or complete the entire Certificate Program (20 credits). The Certificate Program is in development with 9 CE Credits available today and the remaining courses due in early 2020.

The courses / program assists laypersons and clinicians in building knowledge and competency in the underserved area - substance use disorder/opioid crisis.

The Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME®) leverages the power of education to drive quality in the medical profession and improve care for patients.  

ACCME Physician Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Overdose Lifeline, Inc. and Purdue University College of Pharmacy. Purdue University, an equal access/equal opportunity institution, is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


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CE Credit Course Requirements

  • 100% course completion

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

  • Complete the course ending survey

How to Receive CE Credit(s)

During course registration you will be prompted to select your CE Credit area. You should select Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME).

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.

If you need assistance or have any questions, please contact training@overdoselifeline.org.

Faculty, Staff and Reviewer Disclosure Statement

All faculty, staff and reviewers involved in the planning, review or presentation of continuing education activities provided by Purdue University College of Pharmacy are required to disclose to the audience any relevant commercial financial affiliations related to the content of the presentation or enduring material. All planning committee members, writers, staff and reviewers of Overdose Lifeline and Purdue University have no relationships to disclose.

About the Course Topics

  • Major Public Health Crisis

    Addiction / Substance use disorders (SUDs) are a major public health concern in the United States. Nearly 20 million Americans 12 years of age or older have SUD, with 2.5 million Americans having a SUD involving either prescription opioids or heroin.

  • Community-Wide Effort Required

    "No single organization or person can address the multitude of services needed to help people affected by mental health or substance use conditions… the best sources are the people who live, serve, and work in the community and the best results are often seen when they undertake such action together."

    SAMHSA, One Voice, One Community

  • Medical Professional's Important Role

    The medical profession has an important role in substance use disorder / addiciton. Areas such as advocacy, patient education, prevention, screening, brief intervention and referral to treatment (SBIRT), medicated assisted treatment.