Substance Use Disorder

AANP Resources by Therapeutic Area

American Association of Nurse Practitioners - Substance Use Disorder

CE at the 2019 AANP Fall Conference

Get in-person, live CE on substance use disorder at the 2019 AANP Fall Conference in Las Vegas.

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CE Courses

The AANP CE Center offers a wide variety of free continuing education (CE) activities for members and nonmembers. The activities are updated frequently, and many substance use disorder-related options are currently available.

Visit the AANP CE Center


Opioid Safety and Naloxone

Free Education Materials for Nurse Practitioners and Patients

Take A.C.T.I.O.N. and save a life with free educational resources created by AANP Fellow Dr. Chin Hwa (Gina) Dahlem and Maya Doc-Simkins. Funded by a grant from AANP, the documents detail signs of overdose using the acronym A.C.T.I.O.N. and explain how to take life-saving action, including how to administer naloxone via auto-injector or syringe.

View the Guide for Nurse Practitioners

Download the Patient Brochure

External Resources

Conveniently Curated Information from Other Top Sources

There are many resources available for both patients and providers. Some are listed below for your convenience. Inclusion of these links does not imply AANP endorsement.

  • NIDAMED: Continuing education (CE) and clinical resources, including screening tools, opioid agreements and patient education materials.
  • The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine: The Medications for Opioid Use Disorder Save Lives consensus study report, available for free download to users with a login, offers a look into effectiveness of and barriers to medication-based treatment for opioid use disorder.