SMi Source Lesson Opioids: Dependence and Addiction

  • SMi Source lesson Opioids: Dependence and Addiction has the following microlearning topics

  • 1. Opioid Dependence and Addiction

    2. Learning Objectives: Opioid Dependence and Addiction

    3. Neurobiology of Addiction and Withdrawal

    4. Neurobiology of Reward

    5. Addiction, Tolerance, and Withdrawal

    6. RADARS System

    7. Knowledge Check: Criteria for Substance Abuse Disorder

    8. Knowledge Check: Stimulation of the Reward Circuit

    9. Knowledge Check: Neurobiology of Addiction and Withdrawal Terms

    10. Epidemiology

    11. Illicit Drug Use

    12. Epidemiology

    13. Opioid-Related Emergency Room Visits

    14. Risk Factors

    15. Emotional, Financial, and Social Costs

    16. Complications

    17. Knowledge Check: Use of Pain Relievers for Non-Medical Use

    18. Knowledge Check: Prescription Opioid Users vs. Heroin Users

    19. Knowledge Check: Financial Burdens

    20. Diagnosis and Primary Prevention

    21. Diagnostic Components and Patient History

    22. Diagnostic Components and Clinical Examination

    23. Primary Prevention

    24. Primary Prevention and Patients with Chronic Pain

    25. Knowledge Check: Physical Signs of Opioid Use

    26. Knowledge Check: Screening Tools (DIRE)

    27. Strategies of Abuse-Deterrent Opioids

    28. Potential for Abuse

    29. Strategies of Abuse-Deterrence

    30. Strategies of Abuse-Deterrent Opioids

    31. Current Status and Challenges

    32. Knowledge Check: Embeda

    33. Knowledge Check: Abuse-Deterrent Opioids

    34. Knowledge Check: Strategies of Abuse-Deterrent Opioids

    35. Summary: Opioid Dependence and Addiction

    36. Knowledge Check: Emergency Room Visits

    37. Knowledge Check: Primary Prevention

    38. Knowledge Check: Opioid Dependence and Addiction

    39. Knowledge Check: Reward Circuit

    40. Knowledge Check: Natural Prodrugs

    41. Knowledge Check: Substance of Poor Quality Added to a Substance of Higher Quality

    42. Knowledge Check: NASPER

    43. Knowledge Check: Common Complications of Opioid Abuse

    44. Knowledge Check: Combination Drugs and Abuse-Resistance Strategy

    45. Knowledge Check: Immediate-Release vs. Extended-Release Formulations

  • Lesson Opioids: Dependence and Addiction teaches these concepts

  • Introduction: Opioid Dependence and Addiction, Opioid Dependence and Addiction

  • Lesson Opioids: Dependence and Addiction addresses these key points

  • Opioid Dependence and Addiction

    Neurobiology of Addiction and Withdrawal

    • Neurobiology of Reward 
    • Addiction, Tolerance, and Withdrawal 
    • Criteria for dependence/abuse
    • Researched Abuse, Diversion and Addiction-Related Surveillance (RADARS®) System


    • Patient demographics
    • Emotional, financial, and social costs
    • Causes and risk factors 
    • Complications

    Diagnosis and Primary Prevention

    • Diagnostic Components
    • Patient history/interview
    • Clinical examination
    • Laboratory tests
    • Primary Prevention

    Strategies of Abuse-Deterrent Opioids

    • Potential for Abuse
    • Strategies of Abuse-Resistance
    • Physical/chemical barriers 
    • Agonist/antagonist combinations 
    • Aversion 
    • Delivery system 
    • Prodrug 
    • Current Status and Challenges