Archives for OUD/SUD

Neurobiology of Addiction

Presenter: Petros Levounis, MD This course describes the fundamental model of the neurobiology of addiction, including the addition of newer concepts such as motivational circuitry and anti-reward pathways. (1.5 contact hours)...
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Neurobiology and the Intersection of Substance Use and Mental Health

Presenter: Petros Levounis, MD, MA This course will review the current research on the intersection of substance use and mental health, starting with a review of research on the neurobiology of substance use disorder, followed by substance specific trainings and a look at specific case examples. 6 contact hours...
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Polypharmacy, Opioids and Benzodiazepines

What is polypharmacy, and what are the impacts of polypharmacy on patient care and quality of life? This course will address this and review management strategies for polypharmacy, especially involving opioids and benzodiazepines....
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Elevating Evidence-Based Responses to the Opioid Epidemic

This course will explore how stigma undermines evidence-based practice to address opioid use disorder, treatment and recovery. It will examine the factors that contribute to the opioid epidemic as well as what can be done to help communities move forward more effectively....
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Opioids and the Brain: What Can Go Wrong!

What happens to the brain when opioids are introduced? Where does the euphoria come from and why does it become something else over time? This brief, self-directed online course addresses these questions and more....
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Opioids: A Problem of Epidemic Proportions

This brief, self-directed online course describes the opioids taken in overdose, discusses the evolution of the opioid epidemic, reviews statistics, and discusses the presentation and management of opioid overdose....
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