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U.S. Military Veterans and the Opioid Overdose Crisis: a Review of Risk Factors and Prevention Efforts

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About the Course

This course addresses opioid-related overdose among U.S. military veterans, examining the multifaceted nature of the issue beyond pharmacology and emphasizing tailored interventions that consider physiological, psychological, and socio-structural influences.

This course is based on the reading-based online article, U.S. Military Veterans and the Opioid Overdose Crisis: a Review of Risk Factors and Prevention Efforts created by Alex S. Bennett, PhD (History and Policy) et al. in 2022.

Publication Date:

Annals of Medicine, Volume 54, 2022 - Issue 1 Jun 2022

Course Material Authors

Course Material Authors authored the material only, and were not involved in creating this CE course. They are identified here for your own evaluation of the relevancy of the material this course is based on.

Alex S. Bennett, PhD (History and Policy)

Dr. Bennet is a Research Professor and Director, Opioid Overdose Prevention Program at New York University, School of Global Public Health who specializes in ethnographic, historical and mixed-methods research to address drug overdose, infectious disease and other drug-related harm among a broad cross-section of at-risk populations including military veterans, people who use and/or inject drugs, and those managing various forms of biopsychosocial pain. He has had multiple works published in peer reviewed journals.

Honoria Guarino, PhD (Anthropology)

Dr Guarina is an anthropologist who specializes in mixed-methods, qualitative and ethnographic research on drug use and HIV/HCV infection. Much of her work involves the development and evaluation of behavioral interventions, especially technology-based interventions, for people who use drugs and other groups at risk for blood-borne disease. She has published multiple works in peer reviewed journals.

Course Creator

Tiara Totten

Tiara Totten is a Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist and Licensed Professional Counselor with more than nine years of experience working with adolescents and adults utilizing person-centered, motivational interviewing, solution-focused, and cognitive behavioral techniques to help individuals achieve optimal wellness. She has extensive experience in individual therapy, group therapy and supervision and is currently working on her PsyD in clinical psychology.

Recommended For:

Counselors, addiction specialist, marriage and family therapists, psychologists and social workers. This course is appropriate for all levels of knowledge.

Course Objectives:

After taking this course, you should be able to:

  1. Identify diverse risk factors for opioid-related overdose among U.S. military veterans.
  2. Evaluate tailored interventions including naloxone distribution and peer-led initiatives to mitigate overdose risk.
  3. Implement community-based models to reach socially isolated veterans.

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Planners and Reviewers

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Commercial support

There is no commercial support for this distance-learning course.

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Course Number 103490
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