Medications for Co-Occurring Opioid Use Disorder in Mental Health Settings
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Expires on Apr 28, 2026
Credit Offered
1 CME Credit
1 COP Credit

Despite the availability of effective treatment, opioid use disorder among those with co-occurring mental illnesses largely go untreated. Community mental health settings are opportune settings for integrating medication for opioid use disorder services for clients with co-occurring opioid use disorder. This webinar will prepare learners to identify co-occurring opioid use disorder, initiate medications for opioid use disorder, and monitor the response of clients receiving this treatment


Recorded webinar.

Learning Objectives

  • Explain how psychiatrists can support disaster response through a variety of roles in clinical care as well as public health.
  • Identify the range of psychological and behavioral reactions that individuals, communities, and populations can experience during disasters. 
  • Apply the basic skills of Psychological First Aid to mitigate distress and promote recovery in individuals and communities during disasters. 
  • Use risk and crisis communication skills to keep patients, colleagues and the public informed before, during and after a disaster.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of actions necessary to protect the psychological health of healthcare workers, first responders and others called into the line of duty during a disaster.

Target Audience


Estimate Time to Complete

Estimated Duration: 1 hour
Program Start Date: May 3, 2023
Program End Date: April 28, 2026

How to Earn Credit

Participants who wish to earn AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ or a certificate of participation may do so by completing all sections of the course, including viewing the full video and submitting an evaluation. After evaluating the program, course participants will be provided with an opportunity to claim hours of participation and print an official CME certificate (physicians) or certificate of participation (other disciplines) showing the completion date and hours/credits earned.

Continuing Education Credit


In support of improving patient care, the American Psychiatric Association is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.



The APA designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Faculty and Planner Disclosures

The American Psychiatric Association adheres to the ACCME’s Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Medical Education. Any individuals in a position to control the content of a CME activity — including faculty, planners, reviewers or others — are required to disclose all relevant financial relationships with ineligible entities (commercial interests). All relevant conflicts of interest have been mitigated prior to the commencement of the activity.


  • Brian Hurley, MD, MBA, FAPA, DFASAM, Addiction Physician, Medical Director, Division of Substance Abuse Prevention and Control. Has no relevant financial relationships to disclose. 


  • Sejal Patel, American Psychiatric Association. Has no relevant financial relationships to disclose. 

Accessibility for Participants with Disabilities

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Technical Requirements

This internet-based CME activity is best experienced using any of the following:

  • The latest and 2nd latest public versions of Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, or Safari
  • Internet Explorer 11+

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Optimal System Configuration:

  • Browser: Google Chrome (latest and 2nd latest version), Safari (latest and 2nd latest version), Internet Explorer 11.0+, Firefox (latest and 2nd latest version), or Microsoft Edge (latest and 2nd latest version)
  • Operating System: Windows versions 8.1+, Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard) +, Android (latest and 2nd latest version), or iOS/iPad OS (latest and 2nd latest version)
  • Internet Connection: 1 Mbps or higher

Minimum Requirements:

  • Windows PC: Windows 8.1 or higher; 1 GB (for 32-bit)/2 GB (for 64-bit) or higher RAM; Microsoft DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM driver; audio playback with speakers for programs with video content
  • Macintosh: Mac OS X 10.5 or higher with latest updates installed; Intel, PowerPC G5, or PowerPC G4 (867MHz or faster) processor; 512 MB or higher RAM; audio playback with speakers for programs with video content

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