Meets the MATE Act Training Requirements

Highly Recommended by 87% of the People Who Have Taken the Courses

Trusted Education

Overdose Lifeline is trusted by clinicians, professionals, and organizations in all 50 U.S. states to provide evidence-informed quality substance use disorder (SUD) education. 

Overdose Lifeline focused substance use disorder and opioid education has met education objectives for the partners such as the Federal Bureau of Prisons, U.S. Navy, NIH National Institute of Drug Abuse, Health Departments, Schools, Colleges and Universities and 25,000+ clinicians and professionals.

Substance use disorders are a pressing health concern in the United States, where rates of morbidity and mortality increase every year. Over 20 million people in the U.S meet the criteria for an SUD, an estimated 23 million are in recovery, and over 100,000 people died from an overdose in 2022 (Morreale et al., 2020; National Center for Health Statistics, 2021).

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

MATE Act Training

Fulfill Your DEA Prescriber Requirements

The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2023, known as the Medication Access and Training Expansion (MATE) Act, requires new or renewing DEA licensees to complete 8 hours of addiction continuing education. The required 8 hours can be satisfied through a combination of courses or activites.

Overdose Lifeline on-demand, online courses meet the MATE Act training content requirements for physicians and nursing professionals.

Certificate and Credits delivered upon 100% individual course completion, achievement of 80% (minimum) passing grade on the final exam, and completing the course ending survey.

Accredited CME/CE On-Demand SUD Courses

25,000+ Clinicians / Professionals Served

  • Enhance Professional Knowledge and Effectiveness

    92% of people strongly agree/agree... "The course information has enhanced my professional knowledge and effectiveness in my interaction with individuals affected."

  • Highly Recommended

    87% of people strongly agree/agree... "Would recommend this course to a friend or colleague."

  • Trusted SUD Education

    Trusted by clinicians, professionals, and partners in all 50 U.S. states, the Federal Bureau of Prisons, U.S. Navy, NIH National Institute of Drug Abuse, Health Departments, Schools, Colleges and Universities, and more.

  • Video-Based On-Demand Courses

    ACCME and ANCC accredited video-based on-demand courses. Take online courses from anywhere, completing when it is convenient for you.

  • Evidence Informed

    Evidence-informed learning design drawn from cognitive psychology research, a broad-based theory that analyzes the process of taking in new information. Applies Bloom’s taxonomy of educational objectives.

  • CE Credit and Certificate

    Obtain the CME/CE hours required for licensed professionals and DEA MATE Act. Certificates and CE credit available upon successful course completion.

What People are Saying

  • "Learning about the cycle of addiction and stages was eye opening. With an understanding that setbacks are an expected part of the process toward recovery, therefore working with the client on their recovery plan is as important as the treatment plan."

    "In the past when I thought about stigma and addiction, I typically thought about how another person (family member, neighbor) stigmatize someone with this disease. I now have a better understanding of how stigma from other areas of one's life (medical communities, law enforcement, etc.) affects someone with this disease and creates a barrier for recovery."

    "This was a very eye opening course as to how childhood trauma not only affects our behavior but our health outcomes and chronic conditions directly. This is a true public health threat that needs to be addressed with education and concern placed on early intervention."

  • "Prior to taking this course, I was not aware of the physiologic changes in the brain leading to addiction. I had no idea that using substances during the teenage yielded a higher chance of developing a substance use disorder. Additionally, the fact that the brain is basically rewired to place drugs at the top of the survival hierarchy within the brain."

    "Prior to taking the course, I did not realize the stigma and preconceived notions I personally associated with addition. I really tried to empathize with the personal stories within the course and I now better understand why this particular chronic illness has so many hurdles to overcome. The stigma affects all aspects of this chronic disease management, everything from early detection and getting help, to finding health care workers to assist in the management of this disease. It is something that is not well broadcasted among the community and even the healthcare setting and there is an obvious knowledge deficit as a whole."

  • "Stigma seems to be one of the largest barriers to recovery from SUD. This could be the stigma that a person with SUD and/or their loved ones may have internalized that makes them hesitant to seek help. Or this could be the stigma that influences societal structures (funding for SUD treatment, legal factors that impact PWUD, etc.). I appreciated the section on the steps individuals can take to change this and will apply this into my work."

    "The training was helpful in outlining the difference between the three MOUD medications, when to use each medication in MAT, how to choose the options of medication for SUD, for example a patient being a "candidate for MAT" does not qualify them for only buprenorphine."

    "I think one of the most important takeaways from this course is that as health care providers we need to increase our awareness of ACE's and then be able to respond to that when we identify them in our patients. This changed my perspective and will impact my clinical practice."

Frequently Asked Questions - FAQ

  • Can you tell me more about your ANCC accredited courses?

    The mission of the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), a subsidiary of the American Nurses Association, is to promote excellence in nursing and healthcare globally through credentialing programs.

    The Overdose Lifeline online courses provide American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) CE credits through Purdue University Continuing Nursing Education.

    Purdue University Continuing Nursing Education is accredited with distinction as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

  • Can you tell me more about your ACCME accredited courses?

    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.

    The Overdose Lifeline courses have 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.

  • What is required to earn CE credits for a course?

    100% course completion. 80% (minimum) passing grade on the final exam (repeat attempts available). Complete the course ending survey.

  • How long will the course be available in my learning account?

    The course(s) will remain available in your account for six months - allowing you to resume and complete the course at your own pace and schedule within the six month time period.

  • Can I access the course through my tablet or mobile device?

    Yes. The course may be accessed from a computer, tablet, or mobile device. Internet access is required as are speakers for audio.

  • If I access the course through different devices will I be able to resume the course where I last left off?

    Yes, you can resume on any device exactly where you left off, even mid-video. You can resume play on any device, including mobile, tablet, laptop, or desktop.

  • Can I use any web browser to access my course?

    The following web browsers are supported: Desktop - Firefox, Safari, Chrome, and Microsoft Edge. Note the course platform does not support Internet Explorer.

    Mobile - iOS Safari: 11 and up, Chrome, Samsung Internet.

  • Do you provide group or enterprise pricing?

    Yes, group or enterprise pricing is available which includes the ability to track group progress against training objectives. Email us at [email protected].

  • Have more questions? Visit our Support page.

    Visit the Support webpage for information on how to navigate through the course and other helpful information.

    Or you can email [email protected] or call 844-554-3354, ext. 4.