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Chronic Pain and Opioid Misuse – 2 CE

Activity Overview

This course discusses the populations at high risk for opioid misuse by reviewing the incidence, distribution and clinical management of simultaneous conditions of chronic pain and opioid-related substance abuse.

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Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this continuing education activity, the participant will be able to:

  1. Describe the relationship between Prescription Opioids (PO) and Chronic Non-Cancer Pain (CNCP).
  2. Describe the importance of the further and focused study of the relationship between pain management and opioid abuse.
  3. Describe the benefits and risks of opioid prescriptions
  4. Understand the limits of available evidence for reducing abuse, diversion, and dependency on prescription opioids.
  5. Understand the need for further high-quality research to address the public health epidemic of opioid-related illness, addiction, and mortality

Content Complexity

  Level 2. Basic Application of Skills and Concepts

Financial Support Disclosure

This activity was developed by AchieveCE free of any commercial support.

Delivery Type

Home Study Monograph



2.0 Contact Hours

Target Audience

Advanced Practice RN
Clinical Lab Personnel
Certified Nursing Assistant
Dental Hygienist
Licensed Practical Nurse
Massage Therapist
Mental Health Professionals
Occupational Therapist
Occupational Therapy Assistant
Nutrition Counselor
Pharmacy Technician
Registered Nurse
Respiratory Therapist
Speech-Language Pathologist

Activity Type

Contains case-based material


Provider No. 50-20641
AGD No. 386503
CA BRN No. 2020138
CE Broker No. 20-766770


Jaimini Patel, RPH, PHD, MBA



Requirements for Credit

Participants must score a passing grade of 70% or higher on the activity post-test and complete an activity evaluation. There are no time limits and unlimited test-taking attempts. Credits will be reported automatically to CE Broker if your license information is entered properly in your profile.

PLEASE NOTE.  AchieveCE does hold national accreditation from the Academy of General Dentistry. AchieveCE also is an approved provider of nursing CE from both the California Board of Nursing and the Florida Board of Nursing. For all other professions, this activity is only approved for Florida credit.

Hardware Requirements

Windows 8.1, Windows 10
Mac OS X 10.1 or higher
iOS 10+, Android 4.3+

Software Requirements

Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox
Adobe Acrobat Reader

Network Requirements

Broadband Internet Connection:
T1, Hi-speed DSL or Cable
4G cellular connection

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