Patient Counseling: Preventing and Combating Opioid Misuse - WEB-PSY364

Patient Counseling: Preventing and Combating Opioid Misuse

by Pete Nielsen, MA, BS, CAI, CCJP, CADC II, ICADC, CA CCS
(4.4 / 32 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Psychology (1.00 CE Credit)

Price: $19.00
CE-PRO Price: $9.50


Education is a key component of healthcare for which we could all use more time. In the midst of competing demands for planning care, implementing clinical interventions, and documentation, healthcare professionals find themselves trying to carve out quality time for patient education. With the current opioid epidemic, what is critical information professionals need to know to assess the nature of patient’s and client’s opioid use, provide education and/or counseling for opioid use, and refer persons to applicable resources for substance misuse or abuse.


The goal of this presentation is to discuss assessment of and resources for opioid misuse and substance use disorder. Upon completion of the webinar, learners will be able to:
  • Describe information related to opioid misuse in today’s society
  • Identify screening and treatment options for substance misuse
  • Describe information related to American Society of Addiction Medicine criteria

Accreditation Information
This course is intended for an interprofessional audience, including nurses, ARNPs/APRNs, dietitians/nutritionists, nursing assistants, occupational therapists, pharmacists, physicians, physicians assistants, psychiatrists, and social workers.
Psychiatrists: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
For the version accredited or approved for another profession, go to your specific profession at or If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at and search for this topic title.
Relias LLC is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Relias LLC maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
Instructional level: Intermediate
Target audience: Psychologists

Course Originally Released on: 8/31/2018
Date of Most Recent Review: 8/31/2018
Course Termination/Update Date: 8/31/2021

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. Relias LLC guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.

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Deborah H - Frisco, TX  ·  Feb 19, 2020
a lot of very good information
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CALVIN S - Smyrna, GA  ·  Nov 12, 2019
Nice review but not much new information.
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April S - Vacaville, CA  ·  Sep 24, 2019
Great information on preventing opioid misuse. Signs to look for and what to do if suspected
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Ireri K - Tacoma, WA  ·  Aug 21, 2019
Presenter did a great job presenting the material and was knowledgeable.
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Nicholas M - Newport News, VA  ·  Jul 17, 2019
The coursework was helpful in understanding about the opioid epidemic.
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Price: $19.00
CE-PRO Price: $9.50