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This webinar series is offered by the Central East Addiction Technology Transfer Center, in collaboration with the Regional Office (Region III) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Mid-Atlantic Training Collaborative for Health and Human Services (MATCHHS), and IRETA.

Upcoming Webinar

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Opioid Prescribing: Safe Practice, Changing Lives on February 28, 2017 from 12:00 - 3:00 PM Eastern Time

Past Webinars

Medications Used to Treat Opioid Addiction on February 7, 2017 from 3:00 - 4:00 PM Eastern Time
Working Together to Address Opioid Addiction: We Are All Part of the Solution! on February 21, 2017 from 12:30 - 1:30 PM Eastern Time


The Problem

Drug overdose deaths and opioid-involved deaths continue to increase in the United States (U.S.). 91 Americans die every day from an opioid overdose. From 2000 to 2015, more than half a million people died from drug overdoses, the majority of them (more than six out of ten) involving an opioid. Since 1999, the number of overdose deaths involving opioids (including heroin and prescription drugs such as oxycodone, hydrocodone, and methadone) quadrupled. This series is designed to assist health and human service providers working in a variety of settings with developing strategies to address the opioid public health crisis in the U.S.


This webinar series is designed for healthcare and human service providers including physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurse midwives, nurses, counselors, social workers, case managers, and other staff who interact with patients, who work in multiple types of settings including primary care, geriatric care, maternal and child health care, Head Start programs, STD/HIV & reproductive health care, mental health, addictions, health departments, hospitals, health centers, schools, and community health settings.

Continuing Education

Applications for continuing education credits have been submitted (by the Institute for Research, Education, and Training on Addiction) as follows:

  • ACCME – Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education
  • NAADAC – The Association for Addiction Professionals
  • Health Education – The National Commission for Health Education Credentialing
  • Social Work – Issued by the University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work

Note: Social work credits will be issued only for a minimum of two hours of participation, plus one-hour increments thereafter.

* Continuing Medical Education for the Opioid Prescribing: Safe Practice, Changing Lives course is provided by the American Society for Addiction Medicine. See event flyer for related information.
** Continuing education will be provided only for synchronous participation on-line or in-person during the event. Continuing education will not be offered for audio-only participation (i.e., calling-in), nor for viewing or listening to recorded sessions.