The mission of KPhA is to advocate and advance the pharmacy profession to improve the health of Kentuckians.

Opioids and Overdose Resources

KPERF is proud to work with the Kentucky Injury Prevention and Research Center on the CDC Overdose Data to Action Grant. Through this grant, KPERF pharmacists can help provide you with the information and resources needed to address the overdose crisis.

Webinar Series

Throughout the year, we will be hosting an online CE webinar series on topics relevant to the overdose crisis. These webinars will be accredited for Continuing Pharmacist Education by KPERF and for Continuing Medical Education and Continuing Nursing Education from the University of Louisville Continuing Education.

Upcoming 2023 webinars:

April 3: Update on the Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure Buprenorphine Regulations. Presented by Dr. Mark Jorrisch.
April 12: Using Motivational Interviewing for Appropriate Opioid Use. Presented by Dr. Bruce Berger and Dr. Beth Martin.
May 10: Update on the Kentucky Office for Drug Control Policy. Presented by Van Ingram, Executive Director of the Kentucky Office for Drug Control Policy.

Academic Detailing

Academic detailing is described as an interactive education outreach to provide non-biased, evidence-based information on medications and therapuetic decisions. Each session is unique and focuses on topics relevant to your practice. You may request a free in-person or virtual academic detailing session to address any questions or issues you have involving opioids, medications for opioid use disorder, pain management, or harm reduction by sending an email.


We have also compliled the following resources.


Over-the-counter naloxone

OD2A overview


The ASAM National Practice Guideine for the Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder: 2020 Focused Update
CDC Clincal Practice Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Pain - United States, 2022

Harm Reduction and Treatment

Kentucky Opioid Response Effort
Kentucky Harm Reduction Coalition
Kentucky Department of Public Health
Kentucky Harm Reduction Summit 
NEXT Distro
Local Health Departments and Syringe Serices Programs

Online Continuing Education