DEA Controlled Substances Training

What You Need to Know

Starting June 27th, 2023, the DEA mandates controlled substance prescribing continuing education for all DEA-registered practitioners (excluding veterinary medicine).  This includes Physicians, Dentists, Physician Assistants/Associates, Advanced Practice Nurses, and other healthcare professionals. The education is a one-time requirement that needs to include a minimum of 8 hours of training on the treatment and management of patients with opioid or other substance use disorders.
Meet the DEA's new controlled substance prescribing continuing education requirement with confidence. Choose from any of our our controlled substance course offerings to complete 8 total hours of training on your own time before your next DEA license application or renewal.
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This is such a pain in the…Mouth! How to Treat Oral Pain and the Role of Opioids

Only 65% of the US population sees a dentist on a regular basis. Dentists are the experts in diagnosing and managing oral pain, but primary, urgent, and emergency care providers are often called upon to help patients with oral pain. This course will teach you to distinguish between the most common causes of oral pain, differentiate the origins of the pain, and apply interprofessional pain management techniques.

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Mastering Pain – Mindful Behavioral Techniques for Enhancing Quality of Life in Chronic Pain Patients

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Bottled Abyss – A Deep Dive into Alcohol Use Disorder among Vulnerable Groups

Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD) is a brain disorder that is characterized by the inability to stop or control alcohol use despite adverse consequences. This session explores in detail the genetics, causes and risk factors of AUD, as well as comorbidities, screening, diagnosis, brief intervention, and referral for treatment (SBIRT). Special populations including adolescents, women, and veterans are discussed.  Great attention is given to treatment options including pharmacotherapeutic agents.

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Chronic Pain – Therapies, Treatment, and Management Options

Chronic pain afflicts millions of Americans, results from a variety of causes, and contributes to missed work as well as increased financial burden. This course will review common causes of chronic pain, diagnosis and imaging, as well as pharmacologic management and non-pharmacologic treatment options. The learner will also learn the interprofessional roles in the team-based management of chronic pain. The intersection of chronic pain and diversity, equity and special populations will be explored.

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Safe Opiate Prescribing 3HR

Discussion of the opioid epidemic, pertinent pharmacology, safe prescribing practices, current CDC Opioid guidelines, special populations, and Addiction and Substance Use Disorder.  Case Scenarios presented for application.

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Safe Opiate Prescribing 1HR

In this course, students will discuss a broad overview of the role of health care workers in appropriate, evidence-based use of opiates, and in screening and treatment of substance use disorders.

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