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Trends in Opioid Use, Harms, and Treatment

About the Course:

This course examines the opioid epidemic in detail. It begins with identifying the scope of the problem. The report includes: trends in prescription opioid use and misuse, risk factors for prescription misuse and overdose, vulnerable populations, heroin use and its relation to prescription opioid use, illicit opioid markets, the current state of surveillance systems, recent developments in pharmaceutical treatment of opioid use disorder, trends in treatment of opioid overdose with naloxone, summary and recommendations.

Publication Date:

2017

Course Material Authors

Richard J. Bonnie

Richard J. Bonnie is Harrison Foundation Professor of Medicine and Law and director of the Institute of Law, Psychiatry and Public Policy at the University of Virginia. He has co-authored leading textbooks on criminal law and public health law and has devoted special attention during his career to public policies relating to mental health and substance abuse.

Morgan A. Ford

Committee on Pain Management and Regulatory Strategies to Address Prescription Opioid Abuse, Board on Health Sciences Policy, Health and Medicine Division, National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, Medicine and Study Director for this publication.

Jonathan K. Phillips

Committee on Pain Management and Regulatory Strategies to Address Prescription Opioid Abuse, Board on Health Sciences Policy, Health and Medicine Division, National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, Medicine and Associate Program Manager for this publication.

Recommended For:

Counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists and social workers. This course is appropriate for all levels of knowledge. The content is at an intermediate level.

Course Objectives:

  1. Acknowledge the scope of the opioid epidemic.

  2. Identify the causes, risk factors of users, and contributing outside factors.

  3. Summarize the pharmacotherapy interventions, OUD in pregnant women, and evidence-based treatment options.

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This course only covers Chapter 4 of this text.

The content for this course begins on page 187 of the document and ends on page 266.

References begin on page 249.

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