Crisis in America: The Opioid Epidemic in US

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Learn about the opioid epidemic in US, including information about treatment and recovery from opioid addiction.

Last updated on October 21, 2021 11:18 pm

Introduction

Learn about the opioid epidemic in US, including information about treatment and recovery from opioid addiction.

About this course on the Opioid Epidemic in US

On average, 130 Americans die every day from an overdose of opioids, the class of drugs that includes heroin, hydrocodone, codeine, morphine, and fentanyl. Around 70% of all opioid overdose deaths involved a prescription opioid. Drug overdose is now the leading cause of accidental death in the United States opioid addiction is driving this epidemic.

In this course, you’ll learn about the origins and spread of this opioid epidemic in US. Our experts will cover the appropriate ways this class of drugs should be used, but we will also explore the impact of opioid misuse on the individual, family, and community. You’ll hear about effective medical treatments for addiction and how to reduce the stigma that exists around addiction. You’ll learn how to help prevent overdose deaths and explore the multiple pathways to recovery.

Join us to confront this epidemic with a broad perspective of the causes, effects, and solutions to the opioid epidemic in US. After learning about harm-reduction approaches and evidence-based interventions to prevent addiction and support recovery, you will be equipped to confront the opioid epidemic.

This course is available for Continuing Education credit. Enroll in the course to learn more about options for earning credit.

What you will learn?

  • Medical and non-medical use of opioids, including heroin and fentanyl
  • How to manage pain with and without opioids
  • The risks and neurological pathways to opioid addiction
  • That addiction is a disease of the brain, not a lack of will
  • The multiple ways people can become addicted to opioids
  • The individual and social impacts of opioid addiction
  • The latest harm reduction approaches for law enforcement and public health officials
  • Empathic evidence-based behavioral approaches and medications that health care professionals can offer those struggling with opioid addiction

Syllabus

  • How has opioid misuse evolved and spread?

  • Opioid Epidemic in US: Why is this a public health crisis in America?

  • Are opioids “bad” drugs, or are there appropriate ways to use them?

  • Opioid Epidemic in US: What counts as misuse and what can happen when you misuse opioids?

  • Opioid Epidemic in US: How does opioid addiction affect an individual, their family, and the community?

  • How can opioid overdose be treated and prevented?

  • How can opioid misuse and addiction be treated?

  • What does the process of long-term recovery from opioid addiction look like?

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Introduction

Learn about the opioid epidemic in US, including information about treatment and recovery from opioid addiction.

About this course on the Opioid Epidemic in US

On average, 130 Americans die every day from an overdose of opioids, the class of drugs that includes heroin, hydrocodone, codeine, morphine, and fentanyl. Around 70% of all opioid overdose deaths involved a prescription opioid. Drug overdose is now the leading cause of accidental death in the United States opioid addiction is driving this epidemic.

In this course, you’ll learn about the origins and spread of this opioid epidemic in US. Our experts will cover the appropriate ways this class of drugs should be used, but we will also explore the impact of opioid misuse on the individual, family, and community. You’ll hear about effective medical treatments for addiction and how to reduce the stigma that exists around addiction. You’ll learn how to help prevent overdose deaths and explore the multiple pathways to recovery.

Join us to confront this epidemic with a broad perspective of the causes, effects, and solutions to the opioid epidemic in US. After learning about harm-reduction approaches and evidence-based interventions to prevent addiction and support recovery, you will be equipped to confront the opioid epidemic.

This course is available for Continuing Education credit. Enroll in the course to learn more about options for earning credit.

What you will learn?

  • Medical and non-medical use of opioids, including heroin and fentanyl
  • How to manage pain with and without opioids
  • The risks and neurological pathways to opioid addiction
  • That addiction is a disease of the brain, not a lack of will
  • The multiple ways people can become addicted to opioids
  • The individual and social impacts of opioid addiction
  • The latest harm reduction approaches for law enforcement and public health officials
  • Empathic evidence-based behavioral approaches and medications that health care professionals can offer those struggling with opioid addiction

Syllabus

  • How has opioid misuse evolved and spread?

  • Opioid Epidemic in US: Why is this a public health crisis in America?

  • Are opioids “bad” drugs, or are there appropriate ways to use them?

  • Opioid Epidemic in US: What counts as misuse and what can happen when you misuse opioids?

  • Opioid Epidemic in US: How does opioid addiction affect an individual, their family, and the community?

  • How can opioid overdose be treated and prevented?

  • How can opioid misuse and addiction be treated?

  • What does the process of long-term recovery from opioid addiction look like?

Note: Your review matters 

If you have already done this course, kindly drop your review in our reviews section. It would help others to get useful information and better insight into the course offered.

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  • EDX
  • Harvard University
  • Online Course
  • Self-paced
  • Beginner
  • 1-3 Months
  • Free Course (Affordable Certificate)
  • English
  • Health and Society Health Research Neurology

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