Opioid use disorder is a complex problem that can affect anyone. It knows no demographic boundaries; however, individuals in rural areas often face additional challenges and risk factors, such as isolation, unemployment and poverty. Limited resources for prevention, education, treatment and recovery services further compound the problem for healthcare and human services providers.

This educational webinar for healthcare and public health professionals will provide a foundational overview of opioid use disorder and the opioid epidemic, in addition to other topics including medication-assisted treatment, risk reduction, motivational interviewing, contingency management, and alternative pain management.

Featured presenters and panelists include:
Bengt Arnetz, MD, PhD, MPH, MSCEPI
Cara Poland, MD, MEd, FACP, DFASAM
Andrea Wendling, MD, FAAFP
Courtney Goetz
Please submit any questions for the panelists to Courtney Goetz prior to the webinar.
Continuing education credit will be offered for this event. This webinar event is free for participants and is funded in part by SAMHSA.

The MiSUPER project aims to increase awareness of opioid misuse in rural communities regarding prevention, addiction treatment options, and recovery support so community members and healthcare professionals can recognize signs of misuse, suggest options for professional treatments and support those in recovery. Funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), MiSUPER is a two-year collaborative project between MSU Extension, MSU College of Human Medicine (MSU-CHM) and the Health Department of Northwest Michigan (HDNW).

This event is free.