Course Detail: WELL-9211 - Opioid Pharmacology and the Opioid Epidemic

This three-hour, live webinar will review concepts related to the pharmacology of opioids, including opioid chemistry and neuroanatomy, detoxification and withdrawal, diagnostic criteria for opioid use disorder, medication assisted treatment, and naloxone.

  • Review the history of opioid use
  • Discuss the opioid epidemic, including historical and contributing factors
  • Review opioid chemistry and effects on neuroanatomy
  • Discuss opioid pharmacology including various formulations and drug metabolism
  • Discuss how opioids interact with the pleasure reward center
  • Discuss concepts related to detoxification and withdrawal
  • Review the diagnostic criteria for opioid use disorder
  • Review principles related to medication assisted therapy and treatment considerations for opioid use disorder
  • Review the use of naloxone for opioid overdose recovery
This webinar is appropriate for alcohol and drug counselors, therapists, and registered nurses. Participants must have access to a computer and web camera. Within 24 hours of the webinar date, you will receive an email with a link to participate. This is a live event. All participants require internet access, a web camera and an email address.

*IAODAPCA contact hours have been applied for and are pending.

 Session Information: 2023SP.WELL-9211.001

Schedule: Every day, starting on 03/30/23 and ending on 03/30/23
Times: 09:00am-12:00pm CDT
Regular registration fee : $49.00


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Peggi White

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Live Webinar
100 College Drive
Kankakee, IL 60901
Live Webinar