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The KY Opioid Overdose Prevention Education Network (KY-OPEN) is an educational series focused on bringing together Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) clinical experts and community participants to share information and address questions about opioid use disorder. KY-OPEN met weekly from January 2021 to December 2023 to discuss effective treatment practices, address common co-morbidities and treatment in special populations, and highlight innovative strategies to expand access to OUD care. These sessions are available to view for continuing education credit and meet MATE act requirements. KY-OPEN also created several educational resources that address emerging issues related to substance use disorder. While KY-OPEN is no longer hosting live events, see the information below to access all of the previous recordings and additional educational content generated from KY-OPEN and the HEALing Communities Study.

Explore KY-OPEN resources

Watch videos for CE credit

Over 80 recorded sessions with continuing education (CE) credit are available. Visit for accredited sessions. New sessions will be added throughout 2024, and all sessions will be available for 3 years from their recording date (2024-2026).

KY-OPEN sessions with CE credit

Watch other KY-OPEN sessions (CE forthcoming in 2024)

Some materials from our 2023 KY-OPEN sessions are not yet available for CE credit. To access recordings of these sessions, please visit our YouTube Wave 2 playlist. 

View YouTube playlist

Access educational flyers and other resources

KY-OPEN has created a variety of resources related to Substance Use Disorders (SUD), Opioid Use Disorder (OUD), and Medications for Opioid Use Disorder (MOUD). Click the button below to access all of these flyers and videos. 

View educational flyers

Want more information about opioid use disorder? Watch our free sessions with continuing education credit!

KY-OPEN hosted a total of 126 live sessions. Most of these sessions are available for continuing education (CE) credit that address various aspects of treating opioid use disorder. Each session can be completed for 1-1.5 hours of CE credit. Pre-approved credits are available for licensed physicians, physician assistants, nurses, social workers, and pharmacists. Other professionals may view videos and select “AMA PRA Category 1” for “non-specific professional credit” that they may submit to their own accreditation bodies.  

KY-OPEN sessions are also available for HB-1 credit and meet criteria for the MATE Act 8 hour training requirement for those with controlled substances DEA licenses.

Sessions will continue to added to our CECentral webpage throughout 2024. To access, go to Recordings with CE Credit (

In addition to the modules available for continuing education credit, other sessions not yet available through for CE credit are available through our KY-OPEN YouTube page. To access these recordings, go to YouTube Recordings.

Below you can also watch an example KY-OPEN session, "Substance Use Disorder: Langauge and Stigma" with Dr. Devin Oller. 


Overview of substance use disorder: Language and stigma

Devin Oller, MD provides a history of stigma with other chronic diseases in the medical field. After, he explains Substance Use Disorder (SUD) as a chronic disease and addresses how it is stigmatized today. Lastly, he provides examples of person-first language, ways to address stigma, and other strategies for fixing the way we talk about SUD.

After this session participants will be able to:

  • Identify language that can be used intentionally or unintentionally to perpetuate stigma
  • Explain the importance of using medically appropriate language for substance use disorder
  • Use effective terminology when discussing substance use disorder
For additional information and resources from the HEALing Communities Study in Kentucky, please visit