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Addiction - Heroin | 1.5 CE hours

This course defines heroin, its uses, statistics, risk factors, and treatment approaches, both conventional and alternative.

Addiction: Heroin 1.5 Credit Hours, Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board

In this day and age of heroin overdosing, with Ohio being at the forefront, it is helpful to understand the environment in which this is happening. In this course, we look at a scholarly definition of heroin, and the difference between opiates and opioids. We explore many statistics about how many people are getting addicted, how many unfortunate deaths have occurred, and how most heroin addiction starts with legal prescriptions (opiates) for pain.

We explore risk factors for drug use, for children, adolescents, and adults, as well as its abundant availability. A call for more and better prevention efforts is included. We conclude by looking at various treatment approaches. I hope you enjoy the course!


Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board Course Approval Number 20-673171


Information from the Ohio Nursing Board: How do I know if a particular educational activity is acceptable to the Board as recognized CE?

A CE activity that has been approved by an OBN Approver or by a board or agency regulating the licensee or certificate holder in another jurisdiction.

Note the above qualifications from the ocdp board.


Note: This course is not valid for NBCC credit hours.


Your Instructor


Dr. Donna Poppendieck
Dr. Donna Poppendieck

Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
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