An Open Course from Harvard on the Opioid Treatment and Recovery

There is an opioid epidemic in America. In 2015 more than 15,000 died from overdoses involving prescription opioids.

Harvard University will launch a MOOC on March 27 that will help people learn about the multiple pathways to treatment, challenge preconceptions about addiction and about who can become addicted to opioids – that include the illegal drug heroin as well as powerful pain relievers, such as oxycodone, hydrocodone, codeine, morphine, fentanyl and many others.

This free, open course on edX, created by Harvard Medical School, will contain seven lessons to be taught throughout seven weeks, with 1-2 hours per week.