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American Society of Addiction Medicine – Striking a Balance: Understanding Pain and Opioids 2024

Location: Online On-Demand
Cost: Free



Register for the Understanding Pain & Opioids On-Demand Course: ASAM eLearning: Striking a Balance: Understanding Pain and Opioids 2024 


This 2.5 hour, online course is designed to meet the FDA’s Opioid Analgesic REMS and will cover the latest science and best practices surrounding the prescription of opioids for pain.

Key Points:

  • Complies with the FDA’s 2018 Blueprint for Opioid Analgesic REMS Education.
  • Reflects the CDC’s 2022 Clinical Practice Guideline for Prescribing Opioids.
  • Aligns with many state guidelines for controlled substances CE.

ACGME Competencies Addressed:

  • Patient Care
  • Medical Knowledge
  • Practice-Based Learning and Improvement

Target Audience

Ideal for all medication prescribers and care team members.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion, learners will be able to:

  1. Describe the pathophysiology of pain as it relates to the concepts of pain management.
  2. Accurately assess patients in pain.
  3. Develop a safe and effective pain treatment plan.
  4. Identify evidence-based non-opioid options for the treatment of pain.
  5. Identify the risks and benefits of opioid therapy.
  6. Manage ongoing opioid therapy.
  7. Recognize behaviors that may be associated with opioid use disorder.