Opioids: How Do They Work and How Do We Help?

ID: 4195WEB

Opioid use has increased dramatically in the United States and across the globe. It is an issue for entire communities, not just for those professionals working in addiction medicine. This webinar will look at how opioids affect the human nervous system as well as the human body. Specific pharmacologic interventions, especially methadone and buprenorphine, will be discussed in opioid addiction. Finally, the use of Narcan for opioid overdose will be discussed. (This webinar will complete your prescription opioid social work license requirement.)

Fee: $60.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 3.00


Instructor: Craig Strickland, PhD
Date: Tuesday, August 16, 2022
Time: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm ET
Location: Zoom (Interactive Webinar)
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Instructor: Craig Strickland, PhD
Date: Thursday, October 27, 2022
Time: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm ET
Location: Zoom (Interactive Webinar)
Class Unavailable

Webinar Objectives

At the conclusion of the webinar, participants will be able to:
• Summarize the biological mechanisms of opioid addiction
• List at least three pharmacological interventions based on the phases of opioid addiction
• Summarize the importance of providing appropriate interventions based on how opioid use affects nervous system structures; included will be an overview of Narcan administration

Webinar Outline

9:30 am Welcome/Introduction

9:35 am Overview

9:40 am How do opioids work in the brain/body

10:25 am Medications used to treat opioid addiction

11:30 am Narcan use/administration

12:15 pm Conclusion/Q&A

Target Audience

Social Workers and Allied Health Professionals

Content Level

Beginner - Advanced

Webinar Completion Requirements

To earn CE credit, social workers must log in at the scheduled time, attend the entire course and complete an online course evaluation. Certificates of completion will be emailed within 10 business days of course completion.

System Requirements

  • Operating Systems: Windows XP or higher, MacOS 9 or higher, Android 4.0 or higher
  • Internet Browser: Internet Explorer 9.0 or higher, Google Chrome, Firefox 10.0 or higher
  • Broadband Internet connection: Cable, High-speed DSL & any other medium that is internet accessible.

About the Instructor

Dr. Strickland graduated from Bryn Mawr College in with a Doctorate in Psychology and a focus on experimental research and neuroscience. Past positions include a faculty position at the Medical College of Pennsylvania and affiliate faculty positions at Widener University and Springfield College. He currently has guest lecturer privileges at the Bryn Mawr Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research, the Rutgers School of Social Work and an affiliate professor position at Thomas Jefferson University, East Fall Campus in the Community and Trauma Counseling program. Dr. Strickland is the owner of Biobehavioral Education and Consultation, LLC

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