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Pain Care Learning Center

On-demand education from a national professional organization dedicated to advancing integrative pain care approaches.

Education Center

Educational materials, live events and CMEs from an organization for clinicians practicing pain medicine in the US. Free login required.

Clinical Practice Guidelines

A series of evidence-based clinical practice guidelines on the management of complex pain problems as a reference for providers and payers.

Opioid Use, Abuse and Misuse Resource Center

Interactive tools and trainings, guidelines and legislative resources to help pharmacists treat patients using opioids.

PCSS-O Educational Webinar Series

A comprehensive course on opioid prescribing for primary care providers in evidence-based clinical practices in treating chronic pain.

CDC 2016 Guideline for Opioid Use for Chronic Pain

Recommendations for prescribing opioid medications for patients 18 and older in primary care settings.

Collaborative for REMS Education (CO*RE)

A collaboration of 11 member-led organizations that provide continuing education to healthcare professionals for safe extended-release/long-acting (ER/LA) opioid prescribing in alignment with FDA’s mission, following the FDA Blueprint (January 2017).

The Extended-Release and Long-Acting Opioid Analgesics Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy

Information about the Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS) for ER/LA opioid analgesics required by FDA to ensure a drug’s benefits outweigh its risks.

Medicine Safety

Medicine Safety

Safe Storage & Disposal

Guidance for healthcare professionals on how to educate patients about the importance of safe storage and disposal of opioid medications.

DEA Diversion Control Division: Controlled Substance Public Disposal Location Look-up

A safe disposal location tool in which visitors can enter their zip code to find locations near them.


ISMP’s webinars focus on practical issues that healthcare professionals address every day in practice. They feature multidisciplinary panels of experts in medication safety.

Search and Rescue Essentials

Fact sheet designed to give healthcare professionals an overview of tools and resources to help reduce misuse and abuse of prescription pain relievers.

Prescription Drug Monitoring

Prescription Drug Monitoring

NAMSDL-PDMP State Law and Policy Profiles

State-by-state description of laws and policies for prescription monitoring programs.

PDMP Information

Electronic databases that collect, maintain and disseminate controlled substance prescription information specific to each jurisdiction's laws and regulations.

PDMP Training and Technical Assistance Center

Provides a comprehensive series of resources and strategies to facilitate communication between PDMPs and federal stakeholders, measure performance and effectiveness and promote best practices.

Addiction Risk Screening & Support

Abuse & Addiction Risk Screening & Support

Screening Tools for Providers: Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment

Screenings available for prevention or early intervention in addiction.

How to Find an Addiction Specialist

Lookup tool to locate ASAM members who treat addiction.

National Practice Guideline for the Use of Medications in the Treatment of Addiction Involving Opioid Use

Provides information on evidence-based treatment of opioid use disorder. Addresses all FDA-approved medications available to treat addiction involving opioid use/overdose in a single document.

Opioid Risk Tool (ORT)

A self-report screening tool designed for use with adult patients in primary care settings to assess risk for opioid abuse among individuals prescribed opioids for treatment of chronic pain.

Education Courses

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

CME courses designed to provide practical guidance for healthcare professionals in screening patients with pain for substance use disorder risk factors before prescribing, and in identifying when patients are abusing medications.

Training Materials and Resources

Access to medication-assisted treatment (MAT) webinars, workshops, publications and research.