(WEBINAR) Prescription Drug Abuse focusing on Opioid Misuse in Older Adults


# of CE's: 2.5

0.3 IACET CE's

CE Type: SW, IACET # of CE's: 2.5 CE's 0.3 IACET CE's


About This Course

Individuals will learn prevalence and contributing factors to prescription opioid use and addiction in older adults. This training will discuss commonly prescribed opioids and populations of older adults that may be more at risk for over-prescription or addiction. Signs and symptoms of prescription opioid addiction and treatment interventions will be discussed. Protective factors in the older adult population and future directions for reducing opioid addiction due to prescriptions will be reviewed.


Learning Objectives:

Recognize commonly prescribed opioid medications, prescription uses and strengths.
Identify factors that have led to the opioid crisis and outcomes of recent court cases.
Learn prevalence rates of opioid prescribing and addiction in older adults, factors that have contributed to over-prescription and current trends in prescribing.
Explore options for treatment and intervention for older adults and how to assist older adults in rehabilitation and ongoing recovery.


Intended Audience:

All D&A Staff


Instructional Level:



Completion Requirements:

Participants must attend the entire session, participate in all activities, and submit an evaluation within the 7 days of training to receive credits and a certificate. All CEU certificates and certificates of attendance will be received through the DBHIDS Learning Hub. Once you have completed your evaluation you will have access to your CEU or Certificate of Attendance through your DBHIDS Learning Hub Account.


Credit Statements:

BHTEN is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) and is authorized to issue the IACET CEU.
As an IACET Accredited Provider, BHTEN offers CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard. BHTEN is authorized by IACET to offer CEUs for this program.
(0.3 CEU = 2.5 Training Hours)

Behavioral Health Training and Education Network BHTEN, #1779, is approved as an ACE provider to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Regulatory boards have the final authority on courses accepted for continuing education credit. ACE provider approval period: 9/22/22-9/22/25. Social workers completing this course receive 2.5 General continuing education credits.

Course Instructors

April 11, 2022

Erin M. Edwards

April 20, 2023

Erin M. Edwards

February 15, 2024

Erin M. Edwards