People Killed Every Day from Opioid Overdoses

The Opioid Training Institute is dedicated to stopping addiciton and saving lives

of people prescribed opioids misuse them

develop an opioid abuse disorder

transition to heroin

of people who use heroin first misused prescription opioid

Overdose Deaths Involving Opioids

Alabama is facing a complex public health crisis and continues to have one of the highest opioid prescribing rates in the country. Combating the crisis involves understanding how it transpired, recognizing contributing factors, and targeting key areas with education and training.

The Alabama Opioid Training Institute, a collaboration between the Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy and the Alabama Department of Mental Health, a free one-day education program, includes programs for Community Leaders intended to raise awareness of Opioid Use Disorder and empower communities and individuals to take part in and collaborate with efforts battling the opioid crisis.

Program offerings for Healthcare Providers intend to provide medical professionals with the knowledge needed to assist with prevention of new Opioid Use Disorder instances.

The Alabama Opioid Training Institutes focus on two specific yet important groups to combat this crisis: healthcare providers for CME training and community leaders across many fields.

Target Audience for OTI Community Events:

  • Educators
  • Social Workers
  • Guidance Counselors
  • Coaches
  • School Nurses
  • Behavioral Health Specialists
  • Counselors
  • Faith-Based Community Leaders
  • State & Local Leaders
  • Law Enforcement
  • Probation Officers
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Target Audience for OTI CME:

  • Pharmacists
  • Pharmacy Technicians
  • Physicians
  • Nurses
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Dentists
  • Veterinarians
  • Pyschologists
  • Social Workers
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The Opioid Training Institute is a cooperative effort of the Alabama Department of Mental Health and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. It is made possible by a grant provided by SAMHSA.

For more information, call 334-844-8371 or email hsopce@auburn.edu.