Course splash image
1.5 contact hours
Recorded Video Courses

American Addiction

Learn about combating substance use disorder, opioids, medication-assisted treatments, and more in this comprehensive course for healthcare professionals.

Instructors:
Mark Garofoli
Course splash image

About this course

Every 7 minutes in our country, a person dies from a drug overdose, while a child is also born approximately every 30 minutes dependent on opioids. How do we as healthcare professionals offer non-stigmatic patient care and contribute to the progress of society in the right direction? Substance use disorder (addiction) is likened to an iceberg or a weed, in that the issues underneath the surface are typically even more complicated than what is viewed from the surface. Addiction spans hundreds of substances of abuse highlighted by stimulants (cocaine and methamphetamine), cannabis (plant, synthetics, and extracts), and opioids (heroin, fentanyl, and carfentanyl). As one can recall with the substance of ethyl alcohol (i.e. beer, wine, and hard liquor), a substance may never actually chemically change, yet can move across legal classifications of substances, leaving all healthcare professionals in need of knowledge on all substances of abuse. Opioid use disorder (opioid addiction) is combated with the medication-assisted treatments (MAT) of naltrexone, methadone, and buprenorphine, while opioid overdose respiratory depression is reversed with naloxone. Over the course of this activity, we will aim for “higher” education on all of these dynamic aspects. Unlike opioids, this activity is sure to open your eyes and possibly even elevate your blood pressure and/or heart rate!!!

Release Date:03/15/2022
Expiration Date:03/15/2025
Universal Activity Number (UAN)0657-0000-22-037-H08-P 0657-0000-22-037-H08-T
CE Broker ID20-845717
AGD Number386503
Category:Rehabilitation, Substance Abuse
Activity Type:Knowledge-based
Target Audience:Dental Therapist, Podiatric Temporary Residency, Speech-Language Pathology Intern, Podiatric Medical Radiological Technicians, Certified Respiratory Therapist, Certified Chiropractic Physician Assistant, Audiology Intern, Speech-Language Pathologist - SA, Occupational Therapy Assistant, Osteopathic Physician, Audiologist, Advanced Practice Nurse Prescribers, Pharmacist, Social Worker Intern, Speech-Language Pathology Assistant, Certified Nurse Midwife, Speech-Language Pathologist Special Volunteer, Audiologist Special Volunteer, Licensed Social Worker, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Certified Master Social Worker, Licensed Independent Social Worker, Midwife, Licensed Midwife, Nursing Assistive Personnel, Expanded Function Dental Assistant, Registered Respiratory Therapist, Dental Hygienist, Certified Nurse Aides, Expanded Function Dental Auxiliary, Advanced Dental Assistant, Chiropractic Physician, Registered Nurse Practitioner, Advanced Practice Nurses, Athletic Trainer, Occupational Therapist, Forensic Nurse-CSA, Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist, Psychiatric Nurse, Physical Therapy Assistant, Clinical Nurse Specialist, APRN - Certified Nurse Midwife, Licensed Practical Nurse, Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, Nurse Practitioner, Licensed Psychiatric Technician Nurse, Dentist, Registered Nurse, Podiatric Physician, Licensed Nursing Assistant, Physician Assistant, Physical Therapist, Advanced Practice Registered Nurse, Public Health Nurse, Licensed Vocational Nurse, Nursing Home Administrator, Dental Technician, Licensed Masters Social Worker, Community Dental Health Coordinator, Respiratory Therapist, Master's Social Work, Respiratory Care Practitioner Critical Care, Dental Lab, Respiratory Care Practitioner, Speech-Language Pathologist Ltd, Licensed Certified Social Worker, Licensed Baccalaureate Social Worker, Licensed Independent Social Worker Dual, Certified Nursing Assistant, Respiratory Care Practitioner Non-Critical Care, Audiologist Intern, Registered Social Worker Assistant, Denturist, Registered Dental Assistant, Podiatrist, General Dentist, Pharmacy Technician, Bachelor's Social Worker, Licensed Independent Social Worker Advanced Practice, Dental Assistant Radiographer, Licensed Graduate Social Worker, Speech-Language Pathologist, Licensed Independent Social Worker Clinical Practice, Dental Assistant, Audiology Assistant
membership program logoOnline MembershipSave up to 70% by coming a member

Course Accreditation

This course is approved for the following professions. You can get more details on each profession by clicking on it.

AchieveCE is an approved provider (Provider #50-20641) of continuing education for podiatric professionals.

  • Florida Board of Podiatric Medicine

  • Arizona Board of Podiatry Examiners

  • Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners - Podiatric Physicians

Faculty

Instructors

Mark Garofoli, PharmD, MBA, BCGP, CPE is a Clinical Assistant Professor and Director of Experiential Learning for the West Virginia University (WVU) School of Pharmacy (SoP), a faculty member in the WVU School of Medicine Pain Fellowship Program, and a Clinical Pain Management Pharmacist at the WVU Medicine Center for Integrative Pain Management. Dr. Garofoli received his PharmD at the University of Pittsburgh SoP in 2004 and his MBA from Strayer University in 2008. He is board certified in Geriatric Care (BGCP) along with being a certified pain educator (CPE) and certified tobacco treatment specialist (CTTS). He began his career with CVS Health in community pharmacy management, then worked as a Humana Healthcare MTM clinical pharmacist, leading to the development of patient-centered and managed care centered programs and the Safe & Effective Management of Pain state guidelines.

You might also be interested in

What are others saying?

Take a look at what other healthcare professionals are saying about AchieveCE’s continuing education courses.

Dawn O.Nutritionist
curly quote as a decorative item

I am always interested in continuing education in the areas of health, wellness, nutrition and mental health. Your course was well written, well organized and helpful in meeting state licensure requirements.

Priya M.Occupational Therapist
curly quote as a decorative item

Very well written, easy to digest, time efficient, and straight to the point. Thank you!

Cristina GRegistered Nurse
curly quote as a decorative item

I appreciate the convenience of the course being online and accessible through my phone and that it directly reports to CEBroker to support mandated education requirements.

Allison B.Nurse Practitioner
curly quote as a decorative item

I really loved this information. I was hospitalized last year for almost a month and I noticed multiple medical errors (not being hooked up to my IV multiple times, given wrong medication which caused my sodium to be very low, etc.) which lengthened my stay. I can now define those exact errors and better understand what happened to me. I hate that these medical errors are so common and I appreciate how well laid out your breakdown and categorization of them was.

Ronald H.Dentist
curly quote as a decorative item

I am always looking for concise ,thorough, and up to date continuing education, and this course provided exactly what I was looking for. Thank you

Meghan L.Physician
curly quote as a decorative item

Enjoyed this course! It squarely met my license renewal requirement as a physician. It was well-written, and an altogether enjoyable read.

Requirements

Passing Grade

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.

Hardware Requirements
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows 10
  • Mac OS X 10.1+
  • iOS 10+
  • Android 4.3+
Software Requirements
  • Google Chrome
  • Microsft Edge
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader
Network Requirements
  • Broadband Internet Connection: T1
  • Hi-speed DSL or Cable4G cellular connection
$ 10.50