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Principles of Opioid Use Disorder Care


This course prepares professionals to address the needs of patients with Opioid Use Disorder (OUD).  It is relevant for anyone caring for a patient receiving treatment for OUD with medications such as buprenorphine (SubxoneTM).  Learners are introduced to principles of whole-person care for those living with OUD.  A “low-threshold” approach to treatment is articulated; this is an approach that reduces barriers to starting treatment and staying in treatment. Strategies to provide trauma-informed care and manage psychiatric co-morbidities are discussed.

Professionals who will benefit from this course include, but are not limited to: primary care physicians, psychiatrists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, psychologists, clinical social workers, substance use disorder counselors, other mental health providers, nurses, medical assistants, and peer support specialists.  (Please note, this course does not meet requirements for prescribers interested in receiving their DATA waiver or DEA-X number.)

The goals of this course are to

  • Prepare caregivers to provide whole-person care of those living with OUD
  • Develop inter-professional teams of caregivers who are prepared to care for patients with OUD
  • Increase access to evidence-based, low-threshold treatment of patients with OUD

Elements of this course

  • Designed for anyone who works in healthcare
  • 4 pre-recorded, online, "lessons"
  • Lessons average 60-75 minutes in length, 4-hour course
  • Can be completed anytime and at your own pace over the duration of 90 days 
  • Meet course faculty 

Tuition & Payment

  • $450 (we offer special group rates for 10+ people, for info) was $450
  • Payment can be made with a credit card or institutional PO
  • Refund Policy: Click Here for details

Continuing Education Credits



For: MD, DO, NP, PA, MA (State licensing boards, including for nurses, may accept AAFP credits, please review with your own State Board)

How many credits: 4

AAFP Prescribed credit is accepted by many health professional organizations, including ANCC. Please contact the health professional organization  directly about how participants should report the credit they earned Click here to view 

AAFP Prescribed credit is accepted by the American Medical Association as equivalent to AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ toward the AMA Physician's Recognition Award.

When applying for the AMA PRA, Prescribed credit earned must be reported as Prescribed credit, not as Category 1. When applying for the AMA PRA, Prescribed credit earned must be reported as Prescribed credit, not as Category 1.

AAFP-certified CME Activities for American Osteopathic Association Credit   CME activities approved for AAFP credit are recognized by the AOA as equivalent to AOA Category 2 credit.

College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) Agreement                          Members of the College of Family Physicians of Canada are eligible to receive 36 Certified or Non-Certified  Mainpro+ credits for participation in this activity due to a reciprocal agreement with the American Academy of Family Physicians.


How many credits: 4

Approved by: American Psychological Association

Center for Integrated Primary Care is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Center for Integrated Primary Care maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

*effective April 13, 2022 

Technology Requirements

An internet-connected device: laptop, desktop computer (iPad will not work) 


Learning Objectives