Addiction Medicine Continuing Education

OTP Medical Provider Essentials Webisode Series

These webisodes are a series of short videos designed to address topics specifically relevant for both new and experienced healthcare providers working in an Opioid Treatment Program (OTP) setting. The goal of this collaborative project was to create OTP focused content that answered common questions and reinforced best practices.

Resources for Prescribers

Opioids | Substance Use Disorder | Buprenorphine | Pain | LGBTQ+

These videos explore a range of topics to help better understand ways to reduce the risk of unintentional opioid overdose deaths. From handling difficult pain patients, deprescribing medications, understanding polysubstance use and ensuring all patients are treated equitably, these videos share information to help all prescribers reduce risk for themselves and their patients.

Resources for Pharmacists – Naloxone | Screening | CSRS

These videos, specifically designed for a pharmacist audience, explore a range of topics to help better understand ways to reduce the risk of unintentional opioid overdose deaths. Utilizing the statewide standing order to dispense naloxone, making use of screening tools, and understanding how to clinically apply the information found in the Controlled Substance Reporting System are all ways pharmacists can reduce risk.

The Opioid Epidemic and the Role of the Pharmacist

Transforming Practice to Save Lives – This video series is a project of the Governor’s Institute supported by the through funding from the Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Substances Use Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Strategic Prevention Framework for Prescription Drugs (CFDA #93.243), North Carolina Division of Public Health Injury and Violence Prevention Branch and the Centers for Disease Control. Collaboration and content development provided by the North Carolina Association of Pharmacists.

Resources for Dentists

The goal of this brief video series is to reduce the potential for negative effects from the nonmedical use of opioids. Dr. Kimberly Sanders, a clinical pharmacist who specializes in pharmacy practice and medication management in dental settings provides an overview of risk mitigation strategies for opioid prescribing including closer looks at prescription drug monitoring programs, optimal patient communication practices, medication consideration for safe treatment, naloxone co-prescribing, safe storage and disposal.

Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment [SBIRT]

SBIRT or screening, brief intervention and referral to treatment has been shown to reduce alcohol abuse, increase treatment contact, be cost effective, and be as effective as more intensive treatments in reducing at-risk drinking and the associated harm.

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