Improving Outcomes for Individuals on Community-based Supervision with Opioid Use Disorders (OUD)
In 2019, an estimated 1 in 59 adults in the U.S. was under community supervision. Researchers estimate that 60 to 80% of individuals on probation have a substance use disorder. Many people on community supervision who have an opioid use disorder never get the high-quality care needed to recover. There are many reasons for this - logistical barriers, lack of access to evidence-based treatments, stigma... But as a professional working with people on probation/ parole, you can change that.
This 2-hour online course is designed specifically for community supervision officers and community treatment providers working with justice-involved individuals. Whether you're supervising someone with an OUD under community supervision or providing their treatment, every interaction is an opportunity to achieve better outcomes.
Certificate of Completion
Opioid Prescribing Guidelines, Alternatives for Pain Management, and Addiction Warning Signs
This three-part webinar-based course presents an overview of prescribing opioids in primary care, along with recommendations of alternatives to opioids for pain relief and the warning signs of addiction for prescribers.
By the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:
- Understand guidelines for opioid prescribing in primary care settings;
- Choose effective alternatives to opioids to prescribe for pain management; and
- Recognize the warning signs of opioid addiction and treatment options.
Developed by the Great Lakes Addiction Technology Transfer Center.
Certificate of Completion
Supporting Recovery from Opioid Use: A Peer's Guide to Person-Centered Care
Supporting Recovery from Opioid Use: A Peer’s Guide to Person-Centered Care is a one-hour, self-paced course designed to equip peers and other outreach workers with information, resources, and practical tips to better understand opioids use disorders.
Developed by the Northwest Addiction Technology Transfer Center (Northwest ATTC).
1.0 Hour Continuing Education Credit Available
Warning Signs of Suicide When Discontinuing Opioids
This 30-minute course is intended to help community providers identify their role in helping patients transition away from a dependence on opioids and to encourage them to study more about pain management and suicide prevention.
The objectives of the course are to teach the community providers how to:
- Define the meaning of the SAVE acronym
- Identify the warning signs of suicide
- Explain how to conduct a suicide assessment
- Describe how to discuss lethal means
- Refer patients at imminent risk of suicide, or in need of further assessment, to live crisis resources.
Funding for this course was made possible by grant no. 1H79TI080816-01 from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).
Certificate of Completion Available