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Substance Use Disorder

AANP Resources by Therapeutic Area

American Association of Nurse Practitioners - Substance Use Disorder

CE Courses

The AANP CE Center offers a wide variety of continuing education (CE) activities for nurse practitioners (NPs). Members get more, including access to many free activities and significantly discounted rates on others. The activities are updated frequently, and many substance use disorder-related options are currently available.

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JAANP Resource Center

Find evidence-based articles, up-to-date guidelines and other resources about substance use disorder and addiction medicine at this resource center, brought to you by the Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (JAANP).

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Opioid Safety and Naloxone

Free Education Materials for Nurse Practitioners (NPs) 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.

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Patient Education Tools and Resources

Breaking the Cycle of Opioid Use Disorder

This handout is designed to support NPs working with patients who will or currently are receiving treatment for opioid use disorder (OUD). During shared clinical decision-making, the tool can guide the patient education on how the medications are used to treat OUD work and their common side effects. This handout provides a way for patients to take an active role in their recovery by utilizing journaling of their treatment goals, triggers and positive coping skills.

This activity is supported by Indivor Inc.

External Resources

Conveniently Curated Information from Other Top Sources

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