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Opioid-Overdose Reduction Continuum of Care Approach (ORCCA)

Practice Guide 2023

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About the Course

The purpose of this article is to provide guidance and resources for individuals involved in responding to the opioid crisis in their communities. Developed based on the Opioid-Overdose Reduction Continuum of Care Approach (ORCCA), the guide offers evidence-based practices and real-world tips for implementing strategies across the care continuum, addressing areas such as opioid overdose prevention education, naloxone distribution, medication for opioid use disorder, safer prescribing, and medication disposal.

This course is based on the reading-based online article, Opioid-Overdose Reduction Continuum of Care Approach (ORCCA) created by Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) in 2023.

Publication Date:

2023

Course Material Author

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is a federal agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services responsible for advancing behavioral health in the United States. SAMHSA's National Mental Health and Substance Use Policy Laboratory develops and promotes evidence-based policies and practices to address substance use disorders and mental health issues.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) authored the material only, and was 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.

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 specialists, 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. Describe the key components of the Opioid-Overdose Reduction Continuum of Care Approach (ORCCA) and its application in addressing the opioid crisis.
  2. Identify evidence-based strategies for preventing opioid overdose deaths, including opioid overdose prevention education, naloxone distribution, and medication for opioid use disorder.
  3. Discover practical insights and real-world tips for implementing safer prescribing practices and medication disposal strategies to reduce the harm associated with opioid misuse and overdose.

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Planners and Reviewers

The planners of this activity have reported that they have no relevant financial relationships.

Commercial support

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

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Course Number 103518
3.75 CE credit hours
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