Many places offer training and tools to advance the provision of quality substance use treatment services in the United States. This page acts as a central place for information relating to publicly accessible substance use trainings, including both one-time and ongoing events and opportunities.
Note: Training and event opportunities linked from this page may include those that require a fee or membership to access. Inclusion on this page does not represent endorsement by HHS. This page does not list all available trainings. Readers should search sources mentioned here and through other resources related to your profession to find training that fits your needs.
Date-specific events and trainings
The SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions will regularly update this document with the latest date-specific training and webinar opportunities.
Do you have a substance use treatment-related training you’d like to include? Let us know, email the details (title, description, format, audience, date and time, registration instructions) to Integration@TheNationalCouncil.org.
The American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry offers a variety of courses for psychiatrists, including a buprenorphine waiver training. AAAP also offers the Addictions and Their Treatment course for physicians, nurses and allied health care professionals.
The American Society of Addiction Medicine offers live and online events for CME, educational webinars and an extensive e-learning catalog for a variety of addiction-related topics. ASAM also offers buprenorphine waiver training and features programs for primary care providers including – the Fundamentals of Addiction Medicine.
The Addiction Technology Transfer Center Network’s Training and Events Calendar allows you to search for addiction-related trainings in your region, by month and by keyword.
The Institute for Research, Education and Training in Addictions offers online training and educational materials on a variety of substance use topics for health professionals, addiction counselors, human service professionals, educators and criminal justice workers.
The American Academy of Family Physicians offers events and online trainings for CME for a variety of health topics. Chronic illness topics include pain management and motivational interviewing.
The American Psychiatric Association’s course catalog features a section on substance use trainings, including a series of online courses developed with PCSS-O and PCSS-MAT.
The Coalition on Physician Education in Substance Use Disorders offers educational opportunities and trainings for physicians to prevent, identify, and provide specialty-appropriate interventions for patients who use tobacco or illicit drugs, or who engage in unhealthy use of alcohol or non-medical use of prescription medications.
The National Institute on Drug Abuse provides support and training for individuals looking to conduct research on addiction across multiple levels and professions.
You can also view CIHS’ archived webinars on a variety of substance use treatment topics.
Opioid Use and Pain Management
The Providers Clinical Support System for Opioid Therapies (PCSS-O) offers numerous webinars and trainings related to the safe and effective use of opioid medications, pain management strategies and opioid use disorder treatment. A number of online courses are available for CME, including waiver training.
CORE is an educational collaboration of 13 partner organizations that provides free live and online education on safe opioid prescribing with accreditation for physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants. A schedule of live and online trainings is available here.
The American Academy of Pain Management hosts a series of online courses for CME on the Essential Tools for Treating the Patient in Pain as well as archived webinars on topics such as safe prescribing of opioids.
The American Society for Pain Management Nursing offers online courses for initial certification and ongoing education for nurses, an ongoing and archived webinar series with PCSS-O and educational offerings by region.
The American Association for the Treatment of Opioid Dependence held a series of webinars, sponsored by SAMHSA, for opioid treatment programs on how to use SAMHSA’s opioid treatment program database.
The National Alliance of Advocates for Buprenorphine Treatment has educational materials for patients and prescribers, including an overview of what treatment looks like and stories from individuals.
Pathways to Safer Opioid Use is a web-based training from the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion that allows you to see how four roles (physician, nurse, pharmacist and patient) can make decisions about preventing opioid-related adverse drug events. CME is available for the training.
In response to the opioid epidemic, the ATTC Network has launched Taking Action to Address Opioid Misuse, a website that brings together the opioid training and information resources of the entire ATTC Network. It’s one page where you can find:
• All ATTC Network opioid–related resources: curricula, slides, online courses (with CEs), recorded webinars, toolkits
• Related resources and articles
Medication Assisted Treatment
The Providers Clinical Support System for Medication Assisted Treatment (PCSS-MAT) provides online training and webinars at no cost to help a variety of settings, including primary care, psychiatric care and pain management, understand the most effective medication-assisted treatments to serve patients. PCSS-MAT recently released a free 24-hour MAT waiver training course specifically developed for nurse practitioners and physician assistants to treat opioid use disorder.
SAMHSA’s Medication Assisted Treatment page outlines the latest training materials and resources on MAT, including Treatment Improvement Protocols (TIP) for MAT.
The American Osteopathic Academy of Addiction Medicine offers a number of SAMHSA-supported prescribing self-study courses and live training events on addiction medicine topics.
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