Total CE Credit Hours: 3
Course Info URL: https://www.ce-credit.com/courses/102835
About the Course:
This is an advanced course that examines the neurobiology of addiction, how the currents research fails to recognize this, and how prescribed use leads to opioid misuse. It covers alternatives to prescribing opioid. It includes: basic brain research, the neurobiology of the reward pathway and the intersection of pain and opioid use disorder, preclinical and translational research, clinical research, intersection of pain and opioid use disorder, support for research and summary and recommendation.
This course is based on the article, Pain Management and the Opioid Epidemic-Balancing Societal and Individual Benefits and Risks of Prescription Opioid Use- Progress and Future Directions created by the Committee on Pain Management and Regulatory Strategies to Address Prescription Opioid Abuse in 2017.
Course Material Author
Counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists and social workers. This course is appropriate for all levels of knowledge.
After taking this course, you should be able to:
- Illustrate the neurobiological processes of the reward pathway.
- Observe the methodology of current pain studies and their lack of practical application.
- Outline the risk factors for both misuse and overdose.
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