Online Course » Supporting Individuals with Opioid Use Disorder: Communication and Engagement

Course Description:

This course is designed to provide guidance for those who wish to support individuals experiencing opioid use disorder (OUD). Participants will gain helpful background information about opioid addiction and will learn signs and symptoms that can help identify OUD in others. The course also explores various communication techniques to effectively engage individuals who are misusing opioids.

NOTE: This course contains a pre-assessment that must be completed before you can begin the course. Your pre-assessment score will be used for course evaluation purposes only and does NOT count against course completion if a passing score is not achieved.

Course Objective:
  • Identify signs that an individual is misusing opioids 
  • Demonstrate the use of effective strategies to engage an individual who is misusing opioids
  • Describe the process and options for substance use disorder (SUD) treatment in the District of Columbia

Intended Audience:

This course is designed for anyone seeking information about how to identify and effectively communicate with individuals with opioid use disorder. 

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