Activity ID



November 11, 2024

Format Type


CME Credit




CME Provider: American Medical Association

Description of CME Course

This educational module for physicians provides an overview of the opioid crisis in the US in terms of overdoses, regulatory landscape, and the many issues centered around opioids. An overview of common pain problems and strategies for safer opioid prescribing are provided.


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Educational Objectives

1. Summarize opioid prescription trends over several decades
2. Recognize the likelihood of developing an opioid use disorder or addiction
3. Distinguish the variables that increase the risk for patients to experience an unintentional overdose from prescription opioids
4. Describe the association between non-medical opioid use, illicit opioid use, and addiction
5. Identify recent practice guidelines and emerging risk mitigation strategies intended to promote safer opioid prescribing


Opioids, Pain Medicine, Substance Use and Addiction


Medical Knowledge, Patient Care & Procedural Skills

CME Credit Type

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

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