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State & Medical Society Opioid Education Resources

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Use this list of state-specific opioid abuse prevention resources, webinars, CME courses and other tools produced or recommended by the nation’s medical societies to stay current in the latest opioid-prevention techniques.

States A–K

Alabama

Public Campaign
Smart and Safe 
Medical Association of the State of Alabama

Arizona

CME Courses
A Prescription Drug Abuse Crisis: Mississippi Prescribers’ Response
Arizona Medical Association

Amphetamines and Controlled Substance Schedules
Arizona Medical Association

Avoiding Pitfalls of Prescribing Controlled Substances: Understanding Addiction as a Brain Disease
Arizona Medical Association

Benzodiazepines
Arizona Medical Association

Chronic Pain: Strategies for Effective Management
Arizona Medical Association

Arkansas

Prescribing Guidelines
Arkansas Emergency Department Opioid Prescribing Guidelines
Arkansas Emergency Department

Prescription Monitoring
Arkansas Medical Society

State Advocacy
An Act to Enhance the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program; to Create the Combating Prescription Drug Abuse Act; and for Other Purposes

California

CME Courses
Required CME on Pain Management and the Appropriate Treatment of the Terminally Ill
The Medical Board of California.

Prescribing Guidelines
2014 Guidelines for Prescribing Controlled Substances for Pain
The Medical Board of California

Prescribing Opioids: Care Amid Controversy
California Medical Association

Colorado

Prescribing Guidelines
Colorado Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP)
Colorado Board of Pharmacy

Public Campaigns
Colorado Consortium for Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention
Colorado Consortium for Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention

Take Meds Seriously
Colorado Consortium for Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention

Educational Resources
Prescription Drug Abuse
Colorado Medical Society

Connecticut

CME Courses
Continuing Medical Education Information
Connecticut Department of Public Health

Educational Resources
Collection from the Addiction Medicine Committee
CSMS Addiction Medicine Committee & CT Chapter of ASAM

Delaware

State Advocacy
Delaware Prescription Drug Action Committee: Recommendations
Delaware Prescription Drug Action Committee

PDMP Resources
State of Delaware/Division of Professional Regulation (DPR)

Florida

State Advocacy
Florida Statute Governing Controlled Substance Prescribing
Florida State Government

Georgia

Public Campaign
‘Think About It’: Prevent Rx Drug Abuse
Medical Association of Georgia Foundation, Inc.

Hawaii

Prescribing Guidelines
Opioid Guidelines
Hawaii Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians

Illinois

Prescribing Controlled Substances in Hospitals and Other Facilities
Illinois State Medical Society

The Authority to Prescribe Controlled Substances in Illinois for Physicians, APNs and PAs
Illinois State Medical Society

The Illinois Prescription Monitoring Program and Your Practice
Illinois State Medical Society

Indiana

Prescribing Guidelines
First Do No Harm: The Indiana Healthcare Providers Guide to the Safe, Effective Management of Chronic, Non-terminal Pain
Indiana Attorney General and Indiana Prescription Drug Abuse Task Force

Iowa

CME Courses
Chronic Pain Management
Iowa Medical Society

State Advocacy
Issue Spotlight: Opioid Abuse
Iowa Medical Society

Kentucky

CME Courses
Extended-release and Long-acting Opioid Analgesics Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy
ER/LA Opioid Analgesics REMS Program, recommended by Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure

State Advocacy
House Bill 1: State Regulation of Pain Clinics and Prescription Drug Abuse
Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure

States L–N

Louisiana

CME Courses
Extended-release and Long-acting Opioid Analgesics Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy
ER/LA Opioid Analgesics REMS Program, recommended by Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners in partnership with Department of Health and Hospitals

Maine

CME Courses
CME and Education Information
Maine Medical Society

State Advocacy
Joint Rule Chapter 21: Administrative Rule on Pain Management
Board of Osteopathic Licensure, Board of Licensure in Medicine, Board of Dental Examiners, Board of Nursing and Board of Podiatric Medicine

Maryland

CME Courses
Handouts from ER/LA Opioid REMS: Achieving Safe Use While Improving Patient Care
Maryland State Medical Society

Massachusetts

CME Courses
Pain Management/Prescribing Opioids
Massachusetts Medical Society

Prescribing Guidelines
Opioid Therapy and Physician Communication Guidelines
Massachusetts Medical Society

Public Campaign
Smart and Safe: Information about Opioid Medications for Patients, Prescribers and Policymakers
Massachusetts Medical Society

Michigan

Webinar
Balancing Pain Management and Prescription Medication Abuse: Chronic Pain and Addiction 
Michigan State Medical Society

Minnesota

Prescribing Guidelines
Acute Pain Assessment and Opioid Prescribing Protocol
Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement

Educational Resources
Prescription Opioids
Minnesota Medical Association

Mississippi

Educational Resources
Avoiding Pitfalls of Prescribing Controlled Substances: Understanding Addiction as a Brain Disease
Mississippi State Medical Association

Missouri

Prescribing Guidelines
Opioid Use in Missouri: Strategy for Reduced Misuse and Abuse
Missouri State Medical Association

MOCEP Companion to MHA Opioid Prescription Guidelines
Missouri College of Emergency Physicians

Montana

CME Courses
Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Training
Montana Medical Association

Public Campaigns
Know Your Dose: Rx Prescription Abuse
Montana Medical Association

Nevada

CME Courses
Pain Policies & Online Education
Federation of State Medical Boards

State Advocacy
Attorney General’s Substance Abuse Working Group
Office of the Attorney General

New Hampshire

Prescribing Guidelines
New Hampshire Opioid Prescribing Resource
New Hampshire Medical Society

New Jersey

CME Courses
Intensive Course in Controlled Substance Prescribing: Pain, Anxiety, Insomnia
New Jersey State Medical Society

Public Campaign
Partnership for a Drug-free New Jersey
Partnership for a Drug-free New Jersey, Governor’s Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse and New Jersey Department of Human Services

New Mexico

Guidelines
Overdose Prevention & Pain Management - Questions and Answers NM MCOs (NM DOH, June 2016)
New Mexico Medical Society

New York

CME Courses
Pain Treatment and Recognizing New Drugs of Abuse
Medical, Educational & Scientific Foundation of New York

Prescribing Guidelines
Frequently Asked Questions for the New York State Prescription Monitoring Program Registry
New York State Prescription Monitoring Program

Revisiting the Role of Opioid Analgesics for Simple and Complex Patients with Chronic Pain
Medical Society of the State of New York

North Carolina

Policy for the Use of Opiates
For the Treatment of Pain
North Carolina Medical Board

North Dakota

CME Courses
Comprehensive Review of Pain Medicine
Oakstone Institute, recommended by North Dakota State Medical Society

Providers’ Clinical Support System for Opioid Therapies
Provider’s Clinical Support System

States O–W

Ohio

Public Campaign
Smart Rx—Safe Medicine and Responsible Treatment
Ohio State Medical Association

Prescribing Guidelines
Ohio’s Opioid Prescribing Guidelines
Ohio State Government Opiate Action Team

Oklahoma

Prescribing Guidelines
Opioid Prescribing Guidelines: For Oklahoma Health Care Providers in the Office-based Setting
Oklahoma State Government

Oklahoma Emergency Department (ED) and Urgent Care Clinic (UCC) Opioid Prescribing Guidelines
Oklahoma State Government

Oregon

Advocacy
Advancing Pain Management in Oregon
Oregon Pain Management Commission

Pennsylvania

CME Courses
Six-Part Series to Educate Providers About Long-acting Opioids
Pennsylvania Medical Society

Prescribing Guidelines
Opioid Prescribing Guidelines: To Help Physicians With Pain Treatment
Pennsylvania Medical Society

Opioid Prescription Checklist
Pennsylvania Medical Society

Educational Resources
Don't Fall for a Pill Shopping Scam
Pennsylvania Medical Society

Opioid Prescribing Guidelines for Non-cancer Pain (Session 1)
Pennsylvania Medical Society

Naloxone: Address the Use of Naloxone as an Opioid Antidote (Session 2)
Pennsylvania Medical Society

Opioid Prescribing Guidelines for Non-cancer Pain (Login required)
Pennsylvania Medical Society

CME
Addressing PA's Opioid Crisis: What the Health Care Team Needs to Know
Pennsylvania Medical Society

Rhode Island

Prescribing Guidelines
Guide to Safe Opioid Prescribing
Rhode Island Department of Health

South Dakota

State Advocacy
For more information, contact Mark East at [email protected], vice president, South Dakota State Medical Association
South Dakota State Medical Association

Tennessee

Proper Prescribing Training
Tennessee Medical Association

Texas

CME Courses
Ethics and Regulation of Pain Management
Texas Medical Association

Utah

CME Courses
How to Access Controlled Substances: Education for the Prescriber
Utah Medical Association

Prescribing Guidelines
Guidelines on Prescribing Opioids
Utah Department of Health

Vermont

State Advocacy
Safe and Effective Treatment of Chronic Pain in Vermont
Vermont Medical Society Education and Research Foundation

Virginia

State Advocacy
Virginia’s Handle with C.A.R.E. Initiative
Virginia Department of Behavioral Health & Developmental Services

Governor’s Task Force on Prescription Drug and Heroin Abuse
Virginia Department of Health Professions

Washington

CME Courses
ER/LA Opioid REMS: Achieving Safe Use While Improving Patient Care
Washington State Medical Association

Prescribing Guidelines
Interagency Guideline on Prescribing Opioids for Pain
Washington State Agency Medical Directors’ Group

Rules for the Management of Chronic Non-cancer Pain
Medical Quality Assurance Commission

Pain Management Resources
Medical Quality Assurance Commission

Wisconsin

CME Courses
Opioid Use, Abuse
Wisconsin Medical Society

Wyoming

CME Courses
Controlled Substance Agreements
Wyoming Medical Society

Educational Resources
Opioid-related Education Resources
Wyoming Medical Society

Educational Resources by Medical Societies

American Academy of Family Physicians

CME Courses
Pain Management

Educational Resources
Providers’ Clinical Support System for Opioid Therapies (PCSS-O) Modules

Family Doctor: Health Information for the Whole Family

Advocacy
Pain Management and Opioid Abuse: A Public Health Concern

Public Campaign
Addiction Performance Project
National Institute on Drug Abuse

American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Educational Resources
UNIPAC Self-Study Program

Opioid REMS Education

Equianalgesic Table for Adults and Children with Communication Tool

Prescribing Guidelines
Guidelines for PDMPs

Advocacy
Palliative Sedation Position Statement

American Academy of Pain Medicine

Advocacy
Use of Opioids for the Treatment of Chronic Pain

American College of Emergency Physicians

Advocacy
Guide to Prescription Drug Monitoring Program Legislation and Regulations

The American College of Physicians

Advocacy
Prescription Drug Abuse: Executive Summary of a Policy Position Paper From the American College of Physicians

American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

Advocacy
Committee Opinion: Opioid Abuse, Dependence, and Addiction in Pregnancy

Committee Opinion: Substance Abuse Reporting and Pregnancy: The Role of the Obstetrician-Gynecologist

Committee Opinion: Nonmedical Use of Prescription Drugs

American Dental Association

Advocacy
Prevention of Prescription Opioid Abuse: The Role of the Dentist

American Osteopathic Association

CME Courses
CME Guide

American Society of Addiction Medicine

CME Courses
CO*RE/ASAM ER/LA Opioid REMS: Achieving Safe Use While Improving Patient Care

The ASAM Buprenorphine Course for Office-based Treatment of Opioid Use Disorders

Prescribing Guidelines
The ASAM National Practice Guideline for the Use of Medications in the Treatment of Addiction Involving Opioid Use

ASAM Criteria

Advocacy
Public Policy Statement on the Use of Naloxone for the Prevention of Drug Overdose Deaths

Public Policy Statement on Pharmacological Therapies for Opioid Use Disorder

Public Policy Statement on Measures to Counteract Prescription Drug Diversion, Misuse and Addiction

American Society of Anesthesiologists

Educational Resources
Practice Guidelines for Chronic Pain Management
In collaboration with the American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine

Five Things Physicians and Patients Should Question

Opioid Overdose Resuscitation Card

American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians

Prescribing Guidelines
Guidelines for Responsible Opioid Prescribing in Chronic Non-cancer Pain: Part 1—Evidence Assessment

Guidelines for Responsible Opioid Prescribing in Chronic Non-cancer Pain: Part 2—Guidance

More Physicians Trained to Treat Opioid Use Disorders

According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Association, from 2012 to 2016 there has been an 81% increase in physicians certified to treat opioid use disorders.

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