Get Started As a licensed prescriber, what do you know about Opiate Use Disorder and the Opioid Epidemic? True or False? Over-prescription of opioid pain relievers led to a rapid escalation of use and misuse by a broad demographic of people across the country?TrueFalseTrue. According to the 2016 Surgeon General's report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health, "this led to a resurgence of heroin use, as some users transitioned to using this cheaper street cousin of expensive prescription opioids. As a result, the number of people dying from opioid overdoses soared—increasing nearly four-fold between 1999 and 2014."What are the three prongs of the National Institution on Drug Addiction approach to the opiate abuse epidemic?Enhancing our understanding of pain and its managementPreventing overdose deathsEffectively treating opioid addictionAll of theseAll of these. The National Institute on Drug Abuse created this evidence-based strategy. Register today. Learners who successfully complete this course may claim CME up to 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.