Online Training Modules

Addiction 911 Module

This four-part training module, developed by the University of Pittsburgh Program Evaluation and Research Unit (PERU), provides an overview of the science behind addiction, along with the effects and impacts of opioids. Each training tab includes learning objectives and can be completed at your own pace.


Addiction 911
How Opioids Work: Euphoria and Analgesia
How Opioids Work: Long and Short Term Effects
Opioid Tolerance and Withdrawal
Addiction 911
The Disease Model of Addiction: Learning Objectives
  • Explain how addiction fits into a disease model 
  • Compare dopamine released as a result of drugs to sex or food 
  • Describe how the brain changes in a person dependent on drugs 
How Opioids Work: Euphoria and Analgesia
Euphoria and Analgesia: Learning Objectives
  • Explain the actions of opioids in the body 
  • Describe the paradoxical effect of opioids 
How Opioids Work: Long and Short Term Effects
Long and Short Term Effects: Learning Objectives
  • Identify the primary system involved in an opioid overdose 
  • Describe common health effects of opioids 
Opioid Tolerance and Withdrawal
Opioid Tolerance and Withdrawal: Learning Objectives
  • Explain the transition of motivation to avoiding withdrawal 
  • Describe opioid tolerance 
  • Identify common symptoms of withdrawal 




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