Tackling the Opioid Epidemic

The Beautiful Boy

Activity Details
  • Credit Amounts:
    • CME: 1.50
    • CPE: 1.50
    • Other: 1.50
    • CDE: 1.50
    • CPHCE: 1.50
    • CNE: 1.50
  • Cost: Free
  • Release: Sep 17, 2022
  • Expires: Sep 16, 2025
  • Estimated Time to Complete:
    1 Hour(s)  30 Minutes
  • Average User Rating:
    (24 Ratings)


Van Ingram Van Ingram
Executive Director
Kentucky Office of Drug Control Policy
Kentucky Justice and Public Safety Cabinet
Frankfort, Kentucky

David Sheff David Sheff
Bestselling Author & Advocate on the
US Drug Crisis, Prevention & Treatment of Addiction
Petaluma, California

Needs Statement

Health care providers, family members, and friends need to have the skills to prevail over the anger and hopelessness that is felt when dealing with the affliction of addiction by utilizing "great reserves of love
and discipline to investigate what might help...” New York Times

Target Audience

Health care professionals/prescribers including physicians, physician assistants, nurses, advance practice registered nurses, pharmacists, dentists, dental hygienists, social workers, counselors, and any others interested in the prevention of and treatment for substance abuse disorder and sustained recovery.


Upon completion of this educational activity, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss the life threatening illness of addiction and the enormous pain it causes
  • Discuss the plunge into homelessness and addiction
  • Describe the cycle oscillating between chaotic drug use to treatment and recovery
  • Emphasize the importance of seeing a trained healthcare professional to get an assessment and a referral into appropriate treatment


In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by UK HealthCare CECentral and Kentucky Office of Drug Control Policy. University of Kentucky HealthCare CECentral 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.

This enduring material is designated for a maximum of 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This training has been approved by the KBML as meeting the statutory requirements of HB1. 0919-H1.0-UK5b2

This knowledge-based activity will award 1.50 contact hours (0.150 CEUs) of continuing pharmacy education credit in states that recognize ACPE providers.

UK Healthcare CECentral certifies this activity for 1.50 hours of participation.

This online course meets regulatory requirements for 1.50 hours credit as permitted by 201 KAR 8:532 for dentists and 201 KAR 8:562 for dental hygienists.

University of Kentucky College of Public Health certifies that this educational activity was designated for 1.50 hours of Public Health Continuing Education (CPHCE) credit. This course is approved for continuing education by the University of Kentucky College of Public Health. ()

The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 1.50 nursing contact hours.

Faculty Disclosure

No speakers or planners have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.

The material presented in this course represents information obtained from the scientific literature as well as the clinical experiences of the speakers. In some cases, the presentations might include discussion of investigational agents and/or off-label indications for various agents used in clinical practice. Speakers will inform the audience when they are discussing investigational and/or off-label uses.

Content review confirmed that the content was developed in a fair, balanced manner free from commercial bias. Disclosure of a relationship is not intended to suggest or condone commercial bias in any presentation, but it is made to provide participants with information that might be of potential importance to their evaluation of a presentation.


This activity is jointly provided by the University of Kentucky and Kentucky Office of Drug Control Policy.

In collaboration with Kentucky Injury Prevention and Research Center (KIPRC).