Michigan Parenting Awareness Month: Opioid Misuse Prevention Webinar

Recognizing, Preventing, and Treatment of Opioid Misuse
in Rural Communities

Thursday, February 25, 2021
1 - 2 p.m. EST

Online Webinar via Zoom with the Prevention Network
Presented by MSU Extension MiSUPER staff

Opioid use disorder is a complex problem that can affect anyone. It knows no demographic boundaries. However, individuals in rural areas often face additional challenges and risk factors, such as isolation, unemployment, and poverty. Limited resources for prevention, education, treatment and recovery further compound the problem. This webinar presentation aims to: 

  • Define opioids and opioid misuse.
  • Provide an overview of how opioids affect the body.
  • Look at how the opioid crisis has impacted Michigan.
  • Identify opioid use disorder treatment and recovery options.
  • Discuss how rural communities have been impacted by the opioid crisis.
  • Help participants learn how to support someone in recovery.

You will receive the Zoom webinar link and password after registration. 

Continuing Education Credit: Participants can receive one MCBAP or Social Work continuing education credit hour (approved by the Michigan Social Work Continuing Education Collaborative - Approval #111820-00) for attending the webinar. If you would like to receive a certificate of attendance or CE credit, please plan to attend the full webinar to receive further instructions on submitting a request. 

To learn more about MiSUPER, visit the MiSUPER website here

Funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), MiSUPER is a two-year collaborative project between MSU Extension, MSU College of Human Medicine (MSU-CHM) and the Health Department of Northwest Michigan (HDNW).  The overall goal of the MiSUPER project is to increase awareness of opioid misuse in rural communities regarding prevention, addiction treatment options, and recovery support so that community members and healthcare professionals can recognize signs of misuse, suggest options for professional treatments and support those in recovery.


Michigan State University is committed to providing equal opportunity for participation in all programs, services and activities. Accommodations for persons with disabilities may be requested by contacting the event contact two weeks prior to the start of the event. Requests received after this date will be honored whenever possible.

Contact Information

For questions related to this webinar, please contact Liz Josaitis at 586-909-9631.