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Alabama is facing a complex public health crisis and continues to have one of the highest opioid prescribing rates in the country. Combating the crisis involves understanding how it transpired, recognizing contributing factors, and targeting key areas with education and training.

The Alabama Opioid Training Institute, a collaboration between the Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy and the Alabama Department of Mental Health, a free one-day education program, includes programs for Community Leaders intended to raise awareness of Opioid Use Disorder and empower communities and individuals to take part in and collaborate with efforts battling the opioid crisis.

Program offerings for Healthcare Providers intend to provide medical professionals with the knowledge needed to assist with prevention of new Opioid Use Disorder instances.

The Alabama Opioid Training Institutes focus on two specific yet important groups to combat this crisis: healthcare providers for CME training and community leaders across many fields.

For more information, call 334-844-8371 or email hsopce@auburn.edu.


Target Audience for OTI Community Events:

The Alabama Opioid Training Institute invites local

  • Educators
  • Social Workers
  • Guidance Counselors
  • Coaches
  • School Nurses
  • Behavioral Health Specialists
  • Counselors
  • Faith-Based Community Leaders
  • State & Local Leaders
  • Law Enforcement
  • Probation Officers

For more information on program offerings for Community Leaders, click the link below.

Target Audience for OTI CME:

This knowledge-based program is intended for

  • Pharmacists
  • Pharmacy Technicians
  • Physicians
  • Nurses
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Dentists
  • Veterinarians
  • Pyschologists
  • Social Workers

For more information on program offerings for Healthcare Providers, click the link below.



The Opioid Training Institute is a cooperative effort of the Alabama Department of Mental Health and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. It is made possible by a grant provided by SAMHSA.


Alabama Department of Mental Health
Harrison School of Pharmacy Continuing Education
Harrison School of Pharmacy

Last Updated: May 1, 2019