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Opioids, Pain and Substance Use Disorders

In 2019, the CDC reported an average of 130 opioid-related deaths every day in the US, which means more people are now dying from opioid use than either car accidents or gun violence.

ECHO Idaho’s longest running program is designed to help you learn best practices for treating complex patients with chronic pain, opioid use disorder and/or other substance use disorders. Featuring a specialist panel of interdisciplinary subject matter experts specializing in chronic pain, addiction medicine, psychiatry, social work, nursing and pharmacy, we connect you with peers throughout the state to talk about successful approaches for patients with opioid use disorders.

These sessions open a space for clinicians to share knowledge and resources for providing whole-patient care in the identification and treatment of pain, opioid and substance use disorders.

To view session recordings for this series, please visit ECHO Idaho's YouTube channel.

DEA Registration Training Information 

Beginning June 27, 2023, those who will be renewing or registering for a new DEA license will need to attest to a minimum of 8 hours of opioid or substance use disorders training. ECHO Idaho’s Opioids, Pain and Substance Use Disorders series and Something for the Pain podcast will count toward your 8 hours of required training.

12:15–1:15 p.m. Mountain time, second and fourth Thursdays.

ECHO Idaho's full series schedule is available here.

The target audience is primary care providers (MD, DO, PA, NP, RN, etc.), but all clinicians are welcome, including behavioral health and addiction/recovery specialists.

Participation in ECHO Idaho is free.

Please register here for the ongoing sessions.

Once you register, you’ll receive convenient, day-of Zoom access directly to your inbox – join us as your schedule allows.

  • No-Cost Accredited Continuing Education: ECHO Idaho offers free accredited continuing education credits (CE). CE credit is available for participating in live sessions only, not for watching recorded sessions (unless otherwise indicated). To learn more about the University of Idaho, WWAMI’s continuing education accreditation and how to claim CE, visit our CE webpage.
  • Professional Development: Participants gain new skills and competencies for managing patients.
  • Creating Community: Clinician teams can increase professional satisfaction and decrease isolation, thus creating a sense of community.
  • Increased Patient Satisfaction: Patients can continue to work with their trusted clinician instead of traveling long distances to be seen by a specialist.
  • Improved Quality of Care: Health care professionals who participate in ECHO increase their knowledge and self-efficacy.

ECHO Idaho Provides Opioid Education

ECHO Idaho is led by the University of Idaho and the WWAMI Medical Education Program.

Contact Project ECHO

Physical Address:

Idaho Water Center
322 E. Front Street, Ste. 222
Boise, ID 83702

Phone: 208-364-4072

Fax: 208-364-3178