The Medical Society of Virginia and our members are at the forefront of ending the opioid crisis and helping those with addiction access the care they need.

Recognizing that physicians must play an integral role in solving the addiction crisis, MSV has worked tirelessly with many stakeholders across the Commonwealth to advocate for change.

Successes include:


Quick Guide: Mandatory Prescribing Regulations for Treating Pain and Addiction 

Patient Assistance Programs

Infographic: Ending the Opioid Epidemic


Free Opioid CE Courses (PDF)

ASAM Online Portal for Addiction Medicine Education

Providers’ Clinical Support System Evidence-Based Training

Pediatric Pain & Opioid Education Course

Free Opioid CE Courses

Pathways to Safer Opioid Use 
The APHA designates this web-based educational activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™

Opioid Prescribing: Safe Practice, Changing Lives - Free for online resources
ASAM designates this live activity for a maximum of 3 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
ASAM designates this enduring material for a maximum of 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
Physicians enrolled in the ABAM Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Program can apply a maximum of 3 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

The ASAM National Practice Guideline on Medications to Treat Opioid Use Webinar - Free 
1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits

Safe and Effective Opioid Prescribing for Chronic Pain
Maximum of 4.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

Assisting Patients with Opioid Addiction Treatment - For AAFP Members Only
1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

SAFE Opioid Prescribing
3.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

A Primer on the Opioid Morbidity and Mortality Crisis: What Every  Prescriber Should Know
.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits

Prescriber Resources

Template: Patient Treatment Agreement For Use of Controlled Substances in Treating Chronic Pain PDF | Microsoft Word

CDC: Mobile Prescribing App | MME Calculation | Tapering Opioids for Chronic Pain | Non-Opioid Treatments for Chronic Pain

Oregon Toolkit for Prescribers

Addiction Treatment

SAMHSA Addiction Screening Tools: Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT)

SAMHSA Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator 

ASAM National Practice Guidelines

Online Resources

Curb the Crisis Virginia

Virginia Prescription Monitoring Program

American Medical Association - Opioid Task Force