On-demand Webinar: Opioids: How We Got Here, How to Prescribe by the Rules & How to Address Patients’ Beliefs

August 31, 2022 - August 31, 2023
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Intended Audience 

Family physicians, family medicine residents, medical students, and life members


This on-demand webinar meets the State of Michigan's pain and symptom management requirement for medical licensure and is approved for 3 AAFP Prescribed credits.

The misuse of and addiction to opioids is a serious national crisis that affects public health as well as social and economic welfare. How did we, as Americans, find ourselves in an opioid epidemic and what can we, as family physicians, do to help?  

This three-hour webinar discusses the history of opioids and the opioid epidemic in America, the legal requirements when prescribing opioids in Michigan, and how family physicians can manage opioids in clinical practice, with suggestions on screening for substance use disorder, tapering methods, and changing the pain narrative. Participants will also gain a better understanding of the physiology of chronic and acute pain and how to help patients better manage their symptoms.


  • Glenn Dregansky, DO, FAAFP, MAFP President, Family Physician (Jerome, MI)


  • MAFP Member - $75 (members must first log in to receive the discounted rate)
  • ​MAFP Student Member - Free (members must first log in to receive the discounted rate; MAFP student membership is FREE)
  • MAFP Non-member - $125


Registration Information

Online registration ends 08/31/2023

Contact Information

Sarah Pinder, MAFP Director of Member Engagement

[email protected]

MAFP members must first login to receive the discounted rate.


This session How to Prescribe by the Rules, and How to Compassionately Address Patients’ Beliefs on Opioids and Pain is approved for 3 Enduring AAFP Prescribed credits.

Term of Approval is from 08/31/2022 to 08/31/2023. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.