Prescription drug and opioid abuse and their related consequences pose significant risk and problems to the health of the public.  Consequently, opioid and prescription drug often lead to poor overall well-being and welfare, poor health issues and other risky behaviors, and impose significant costs on our society.

The following educational programs, which are endorsed by the SDSMA Ad Hoc Committee on Pain Management and Prescription Drug Abuse, provide evidence-based guidelines for prescribing opioids to both effectively treat pain and minimize patient risk.  

Controlled Substances Stewardship Provider Education Module 1 
Controlled Substances Stewardship Provider Education Module 2 
Controlled Substances Stewardship Provider Education Module 3 
Controlled Substances Stewardship Provider Education Module 4 

Videos and presentations from the SDSMA Center for Physician Resources opioid webinar series are below:
Opioids: Diversion, Addiction and Treatment - Webinar and PowerPoint
Understanding Diversion and How to Combat It - Webinar and PowerPoint
Addiction and its Impact on the Brain - Webinar and PowerPoint
Drug Addiction in Pregnancy - Webinar and PowerPoint
Safe and Effective Tapering of Opioids - Webinar and PowerPoint
Beyond MAT - Webinar and PowerPoint