Substance Use Education

Browse sessions on substance abuse in the APNA eLearning Center.

Opioids, Pregnancy, and Neonatal Care
A collection of resources for providing care to opioid-dependent pregnant women, mothers, and infants.


National Drug Early Warning System Webinars
These archived webinars from NDEWS by the University of Maryland cover a variety of topics related to substance use.


Adolescent Substance Use and Rx Drug Misuse
This two-part course from NIDA explores strategies to identify, discuss, and address teen substance use across all levels.


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.


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.


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.


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.

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Training Videos
Providers Clinical Support System offers a series of training videos to help providers when interacting with patients with substance use needs.







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