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Opioid Use Disorder in Special Populations: Making Recovery a Goal

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The opioid epidemic is ravaging many parts of the United States, resulting in drug overdose deaths emerging as the leading cause of injury death. The 2015 statistics from Health and Human Services on human and economic costs were staggering, reporting that 12.5 million people misused prescription opioids that year, resulting in $78.5 billion in economic costs. Yet the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAA)'s National Epidemiological Survey on Alcohol Abuse and Related Conditions-III showed that only about 5% of people with OUD received treatment in the past year, and only 17% ever received help such as medication and behavioral counseling.

Two populations in particular warrant attention of healthcare providers: incarcerated individuals and veterans. Approximately half of state and federal prisoners meet criteria for substance use disorder, and the number of veterans addicted to opioids rose 55% between 2010 and 2015.

This CME Outfitters Live and On Demand initiative features expert faculty working to improve recognition of the risk of relapse or death among special populations with OUD and providing information about novel programs and how to integrate them into clinical practice with patients with OUD.


Apr 21, 2020


Counselor CE, Dental CDE, Nurse Practitioner , Nursing CNE, Occupational Therapy CE, Pharmacy CPE, Physical Therapy CE, Physician CME, Physician Assistant CME, Psychology CE, Social Work CE, Surgical Technology CE


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Presenters / Authors / Faculty

Mark S. Gold, MD (Moderator)
James H. Berry, DO
Brian Fuehrlein, MD, PhD
Thomas R. Kosten, MD
Tobias Wasser, MD

Activity Specialities / Related Topics

Surgery, Substance Abuse / Dependence, Public Health / Community Health, Psychiatry / Mental Health, Primary Care, Pain Management, Overdose (Drug), Diagnosis / Assessment / Patient History, Case Management, Behavioral Medicine

Sponsors / Supporters / Grant Providers

Alkermes, Inc. and Indivior Inc.

Keywords / Search Terms

CME Outfitters, LLC opioids, prison health, correctional medicine, prisoner, mental health, opioid, overdose, substance abuse, recovery, addiction, psychiatry, pain medicine, opioid use disorder, OUD, social work, case manager, neuroscience, neurology, psychiatry, counseling, acute pain, chronic pain, depression Free CE CME Live CE CME

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