Substance Use Education

American Association of Colleges of Nursing Webinar Series
These free webinars in September and October will focus on addressing the nation's opioid crisis. Topics include understanding CDC prescription guidlines, APRN curricular integration, and more.
National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare Free Online Training
This free tutorial is designed to highlight key considerations and effective strategies for working with families involved with child welfare systems to achieve reunification and recovery. (4.5 contact hours)
National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare Webinars
This series of free webinars highlights medication-assisted treatment and the treatment of opioid use during pregnancy, and a series on evidence-based practices, trauma-informed care, and building collaborative practice.
Pharmacotherapy for Adults with Alcohol-Use Disorders in Outpatient Settings: A Monograph
This activity on Pharmacotherapy for Adults with Alcohol Use Disorders has information on medications that can help prevent relapse and decrease alcohol consumption. (1.0 contact hours)
Archived Webinars - PCSSO Training
Archived webinars from the Providers' Clinical Support System for Opioid Therapies.
Managing Pain Patients Who Abuse Rx Drugs
Describes symptoms and prevalence of opioid addiction and dependence in patients with chronic pain, and steps clinicians can take to screen for, prevent, and treat such conditions. (1.75 credits)
Safe Prescribing for Pain
This course teaches students to identify and use skills to screen for, and prevent, substance abuse in patients with pain. (1.25 credits)
Primary Care for Substance Use Professionals - Online Course
5-hour self-paced online course from SAMHSA,ATTCN, and Morehouse. Provides substance use treatment professionals with resources and info to aid in determining if working in a primary care setting is right for them.
Addiction Performance Project (APP)
Program to eliminate stigma: Reading from Eugene O’Neill’s play Long Day’s Journey into Night and response by an expert panel. Includes guidelines for engaging patients in discussion and tips for talking with patients about entering formal treatment when necessary.
Disaster Substance Abuse Services: Planning and Preparedness
SAMHSA podcast which helps those who work with people who have substance abuse issues understand the importance of disaster planning and preparedness.
NIDA Curriculum Resources
10 CRs that provide accurate information about substance abuse, addiction, its consequences, and treatment in a variety of formats that can be incorporated into existing curricula.
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APNA Continuing Education: Substance Abuse
Presentations from past APNA Conferences in webinar and podcast form as well as APNA publications regarding substance abuse. Earn continuing nursing education contact hours.
Buprenorphine 101 for Assessing and Managing Opioid Use Disorders
Doctor Shopping: What You Need to Know to Understand, Identify, and Manage It
Co-morbidity of Homelessness, Mental Illness, Substance Use, Chronic Medical Illness, and Pharmacotherapy Challenges
The Triad of Childhood Trauma, Mental Illness, and Substance Abuse: Applying Trauma-Informed Care
Turning the Tides of Trauma and Addiction Through Group Therapy
Recent Advances in Pharmacotherapy for Substance Use Disorders
Tobacco Treatment for Persons Living with Mental Illness:  Building Connections between Education and Practice Tobacco Dependence Council Interactive Panel: Virtual Nursing Academy of APNA Champions for Smoking Cessation Designer Drugs and Adolescent Use: What all Psychiatric Nurses Need to Know; Understanding Self Injurious Behaviors in the Adolescent Population
Neurobiology of Addiction Drugs in Prisons: The Ticking Time-Bomb I can’t quit right now! A Harm Reduction Approach to Tobacco Use in Residential Treatment

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