Provincial Opioid Addiction Treatment Support Program Online Course
Opioid use disorder is one of the most challenging forms of addiction facing the health care system in British Columbia and a major driver of the recent surge in illicit drug overdose deaths in the province. In the context of the current public health emergency, there is an urgent need for a provincial evidence-based education on the full range of therapeutic options for the optimal treatment of adults and youth with varying presentations of opioid use disorder.
UBC CPD, in partnership with the BC Centre for Substance Use (BCCSU), has developed an online course intended for all BC physicians, nursing and allied health professionals, and other care providers involved in the treatment of individuals with opioid use disorder. Completing this course is the first step in the authorization process for those seeking an exemption to prescribe methadone. The course articulates the BCCSU Opioid Use Disorder Guidelines through interactive content, videos and case studies. Designed with busy professionals in mind, this 8-hour course was previously only available to physicians who attended in-person Methadone 101 sessions and is now available at no cost to healthcare practitioners when and where they need it.