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Multiday Webinar

S21-401 Primer on Opioid Addiction and Treatment: How the Opioid Crisis Came to Be

Total Credits: 6

400 Substance Use Disorders |  800 Online |  DHS Approved
Jay Unick, PhD
6h 30m
Original Program Date :
Jun 02, 2021



Addiction to prescription opioids, heroin, fentanyl, and the related health, social, and psychological consequences have been increasing for the last 15 years. Last year, there were more opiate overdose deaths than deaths from AIDS at the height of the HIV epidemic in the 80s and 90s. Substance abuse is a complex social problem that has profound implications for today’s social workers. The purpose of this course is to increase participants’ understanding of the biology and psychology of opiate addiction, the effects of addiction on the health of individuals with opiate use disorder (OUD), how OUD affects children and families, and how to address the stigma around substance use and its treatment.

Live Interactive Webinar Platforms




The Office of Continuing Professional Education hosts Live Interactive Webinars through two platforms: Zoom and WebEx.

Both platforms offer high quality and user-friendly webinar platforms for our registrants.


System Requirements:

  • Operating Systems: Windows XP or higher; MacOS 9 or higher; Android 4.0 or higher.
  • Internet Browser: Google Chrome; Firefox 10.0 or higher.

Our system is not compatible with the Safari web browser.

  • Broadband Internet Connection: Cable, High-speed DSL and any other medium that is internet accessible.

**Please have your device charging at all times to ensure that your device does not lose power during the webinar.


Course Interaction Requirements:

To participate in Live Interactive Webinars, you MUST have a device that allows you to view the presentation on screen and hear the instructor at all times. We do not allow participants to call-in from their phones or mobile devices and solely listen to the presentation. Participation in Live Interactive Webinars is mandatory.

Late Fees and Refunds

Fee & Registration:

Cost is $125 and includes CE credit. Registering after 5.19.2021 will incur an additional $20 late fee. *Cancellations must be received 24 hours in advance prior to the live interactive webinar to receive a refund or a credit letter.


*All cancellations will be subjected to a $35.00 administration fee

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