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The Opioid Epidemic: Crisis and Solutions

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About the Course:

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This course provides a broad review of the opioid epidemic by outlining the scope and origins of the epidemic and addressing potential solutions and approaches to solve and, ultimately, eradicate the epidemic. Some proposed immediate solutions incorporate the use of abuse-deterrent opioid formulations, medication-assisted therapies, and naloxone distribution to treat opioid overdose. Also reviewed are longer-term innovative approaches which incorporate longer-term strategic solutions, and policy integration.

This course is based on the article, The Opioid Epidemic: Crisis and Solutions created by Phil Skolnick, PhD, DSc in 2018.

Publication Date:

Annual Reviews 2018

Course Material Author

Phil Skolnick, PhD, DSc

Dr Skolnick is a neuroscientist and pharmacologist who has worked on the pharmacology of depression, anxiety and addiction. He has published extensively on these topics and at the time that he wrote this article he was working as Chief Science Officer for Opiant Pharmaceuticals.

Course Creator

Keith Gibson

Dr. Gibson is a Clinical Psychologist with over 30 years in research, clinical and consulting practice. He has also held leadership roles in research administration and program evaluation and more recently has specialized in program evaluation and system analysis. He draws upon his years of expertise as a practicing psychologist, administrator, researcher and technologist to help universities evaluate their programs to implement, meet, and maintain CACREP standards.

Recommended For:

Any clinician working in a pain clinic or pain management office and substance abuse providers. This course is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge, but those with some basic knowledge will benefit more from the material. This course content is at the intermediate level.

Course Objectives:

  1. Recognize the scope of and origins of the opioid epidemic.

  2. Identify immediate solutions and longer term innovative approaches.

  3. Apply longer term strategic solutions and policies.

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Course Material

References begin on page 155.

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