The learner will be knowledgeable about the prevalence of opioid use and dependence, including heroin and prescription opioids.
After completing this activity participants will be able to:
Discuss epidemiological trends in use of heroin and prescription opioids.
Describe the demographics of heroin and prescription opioid use.
Identify warning signs of opioid misuse or abuse and related illnesses.
Describe the use of pharmacotherapy in the treatment of opioid dependence.
Recall psychotherapies efficacious in the treatment of opioid dependence.