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

July 24, 2021 - July 17, 2022
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Intended Audience 

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


This 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 will discuss the history of opioids in America and the opioid epidemic, the legal requirements when prescribing opioids in Michigan, and how family physicians can manage opioids in clinical practice with suggestions on screening to 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 their patients better manage their symptoms.


  • Glenn Dregansky, DO, FAAFP (Jerome, MI)


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


Registration Information

Online registration ends 07/17/2022

Contact Information

Dana Lawrence, MAFP Director of Communications & Member Services
[email protected]

MAFP members must first login to receive the discounted rate.


The AAFP has reviewed Opioids: How We Got Here, How to Prescribe by the Rules, and How to Compassionately Address Patients’ Beliefs on Opioids and Pain and deemed it acceptable for up to 3.00 Enduring Materials, Self-Study AAFP Prescribed credit. Term of Approval is from 07/24/2021 to 07/17/2022. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.