New Opioid Training for Primary Care Providers: Assessing and Addressing Opioid Use Disorder
CDC launched Assessing and Addressing Opioid Use Disorder, the fifth module in a series of interactive, online trainings for healthcare providers. Participants will look at how opioid use disorder (OUD) is diagnosed using the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5) assessment criteria, and learn how to discuss this diagnosis with patients. Providers will also examine the different types of medications used for medication-assisted therapy (MAT). This training features recommendations from the CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain and resources from SAMHSA, and provides sample scenarios and clinical tools and resources. This training provides free continuing education credit and is located on our Training for Providers webpage.
Previous modules include:
- Addressing the Opioid Epidemic: Recommendations from CDC
- Treating Chronic Pain Without Opioids
- Communicating With Patients
- Reducing the Risks of Opioids