The Opioid Public Health Crisis (OPHC) Program and Trainer Course
The Opioid Public Health Crisis (OPHC) Trainer Course will teach you how to deliver the program within your community(ies).
The Opioid Public Health Crisis (OPHC) Program and Trainer Course is available for use by individuals, healthcare professionals and groups and organizations who are working to prevent and reduce the effects of the opioid public health crisis or who serve individuals at risk for opioid misuse/addiction or overdose.
This program is designed to be delivered to layperson or professionals within your community(ies). This includes, but not limited to:
Businesses, coalition and community members, correctional facilities, educators, faith groups, government, health care professionals, parents and caregivers, pharmacies, school nurses, senior living facilities, sober living communities, treatment and recovery centers, etc.
The training course provides the necessary information to understand and address the potential misuse of opioids, risk factors, and suggested prevention and reduction methods. The training course includes a toolset which is customizable for the professional or layperson audiences.
When deployed across a community, or state, it results in all key stakeholders carrying the same awareness and knowledge level and improves cross-channel collaboration and results.
What You Will Learn
You will acquire an in-depth understanding and the tools to train individuals on the opioid public health crisis: what is occurring, how we arrived here, the contributors and risk factors. You will learn how to recognize the signs of an opioid overdose and how the opioid reversal drug Naloxone works. The course will conclude with a review of the multi-faceted solutions model that states, communities and individuals are applying to reduce the effects of the health crisis.
The program is customizable for the professional or layperson audiences. The program materials available for download from the Presenter Resource Center include: Presentation Powerpoint with Presenter Notes and Script and attendee leave behind - Quick Reference Sheet(s).
Successful completion of “The Brain and the Disease of Addiction” is a prerequisite for being trained to deliver the Opioid Public Health Crisis training.
Certificate of Completion
This course includes a "Certificate of Completion" delivered upon achievement of 80% minimum passing grade on the final exam.
I. Drug Classifications
II. Brief Review of Addiction / Substance Use Disorder
III. Opioid Overview
A. The Opioid Family of Drugs
B. Opioid Misuse and Addiction
IV. The Overdose Epidemic
A. Data, Trends and Impact
V. Contributors and Risk Factors
A. Prescribing Factors
B. Misrepresentation of Opioid's Addiction Risks
C. Paths to Prescription Pain Medicine Addiction
D. Paths to Heroin Use
E. Further Reading
F. Young Adults / Youth Risk Factors
G. Signs of Heroin or Prescription Opioid Misuse
A. Education and Prevention
B. Safe Prescribing Guidelines
C. Manage Prescriptions
D. Data and Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP)
E. Screening and Early Intervention
F. Reduce the Stigma Associated with Addiction
G. Harm Reduction
H. Treatment and Recovery
VII. Recognizing and Preventing an Opioid Overdose
A. Who is at Risk of an Overdose
B. Factors that Increase Heroin Overdose
C. What Does an Opioid Overdose Look Like
D. What is Naloxone
E. How Opioids Affect the Central Nervous System
F. How Naloxone Stops and Overdose
G. Naloxone Access and Laws
H. Naloxone Delivery Devices
I. General Naloxone Information
VIII. End Notes and Resources
Program and Training Pricing
- Prerequisite: The Brain and the Disease of Addiction online training course with certificate of completion – $15/person
- Training: Opioid Public Health CrisisTrainer Course with certificate of completion. $150/trainer
- Course Kit: $45/trainer (Printed course materials, 75 pages)
- Program Access: $400/year (Provides access for one or more trainers within a department to use the materials)
Interested in Becoming a Delivery Partner for this Program - But Have Questions?
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org | 844-554-3354 or click on the "Interested - Please Contact Me" button, complete a brief form and an Overdose Lifeline team member will contact you to answer your questions, review the presenter/trainer program details and talk about next steps.
I'm Ready - Register Me for the Trainer Program
If you do not have any questions, and are ready to begin the process to become a presenter / trainer of this program. Please click on the "Register for this Program" button and complete a short regsitration form. We ask presenters to register with Overdose Lifeline prior to getting access to the program resources, training and materials. This will allow Overdose Lifeline to provide presenters with ongoing support and updates and help to track and measure the program's reach and results.