Opioids: How We Got Here, How to Prescribe by the Rules & How to Address Patients' Beliefs

On-demand Webinar

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.

Intended Audience

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


Glenn Dregansky, DO, FAAFPGlenn Dregansky, DO, FAAFP
MAFP President
Family Physician
Jerome, MI


This session, Opioids: How We Got Here, How to Prescribe by the Rules & How to Address Patients' Beliefs, 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. It also meets the State of Michigan's pain and symptom management training requirement for medical licensure.


  • MAFP Life, Active, Inactive, Resident Members: $75 (members must log in to receive the discounted rate)
  • MAFP Student, Transitional Members: Free (student membership is FREE)
  • Non-members: $125