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Clinicians Resources Roundup: Opioid Use Disorder

  • September 05, 2023
  • Addiction, What APA is Doing For You

The American Psychiatric Association (APA) is launching a public education effort this fall on addictions and opioid use disorder (OUD). More information and resources for the public (are available in Spanish).. The APA also has free and/or low-cost education for clinicians and APA members on OUD, available in various formats.

On-Demand Education from the APA Learning Center & SMI Adviser

Anyone can access the APA Learning Center, which includes on-demand educational activities for CME credit, MOC requirements, and more. Among its many offerings on opioid use disorder are:

In addition, SMI Adviser, a SAMHSA initiative implemented at the APA, offers free access to accredited education, vetted resources, and on-demand consultations so clinicians can make evidence-based treatment decisions. Among its free resources covering OUD are:

More online trainings are also available from the Providers Clinical Support System funded by SAMHSA and supported by a coalition headed by the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry.

Upcoming Live Webinars

APA Members only can join “The Opioid Settlement: How You Can Make A Difference,” a half-hour long live webinar offered with the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry on Friday, Sept. 29.

The next edition of the Looking Beyond Series: Mental Health Equity Fireside Chats on Nov. 28 will cover The Unequal Impact of the Opioid Epidemic in the African American Community: Insights for Psychiatrists. Looking Beyond is an APA lecture series that examines strategies and opportunities to improve the mental health of historically marginalized and minoritized communities.

Journals & Research

The most recent coverage of OUD in APA’s journals (available to members and subscribers) includes:

Psychiatric Services: Availability of Medication for Opioid Use Disorder Among Accountable Care Organizations: Evidence From a National Survey (The paper assess how accountable care organizations (ACOs) addressed ongoing opioid use disorder treatment needs over time.)

An APA resource document in the American Journal of Psychiatry:Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder in the General Hospital.

Psychiatric News

Read the latest updates for clinicians on OUD in Psychiatric News, APA’s news service:

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