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Fundamentals 8-Hour Workshop

The Fundamentals of Addiction Medicine 8-Hour Workshop is created especially for healthcare providers and clinicians who are not addiction specialists but who see and treat patients with addiction. This workshop will provide an overview of the basics of addiction medicine needed to screen, diagnose, treat and/or refer patients with addiction. Featuring real cases and discussions led by experts, attendees will gain practical knowledge and an understanding of evidence-based approaches that demonstrate there are solutions available to help patients with addiction. This workshop is offered in two formats: online (available on-demand, 24/7) and virtual-live.

To get a taste of the 8-hour Workshop, click here to participate in a FREE 15-minute interactive preview module from the Fundamentals of Addiction Medicine 8-Hour Workshop.

Register for the Online Workshop which is available on-demand 24/7 to accommodate busy schedules or register for an upcoming Virtual-Live Workshop, see dates below.

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Who Should Attend

People who see patients with addiction in primary care, emergency/urgent care, treatment center, or general psychiatry settings, such as physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, counselors, and other healthcare providers.

Learning Objectives

Upon completing the program, participants will be able to:

  • Identify one’s own feelings and attitudes that promote or prevent therapeutic responses to patients with addiction
  • Demonstrate a knowledge of the diseased brain processes when treating patients with addiction
  • Use validated patient screening tools to detect substance use and interpret a spectrum of results
  • Use motivational interviewing to enhance patient’s readiness to change risky behaviors
  • Offer the interventions that are appropriate to specific substances and severity of usage pattern
  • Prescribe pharmacotherapy appropriately for alcohol, tobacco, and opioid use disorders.
  • Offer patients and families information and referral to behavioral interventions including support groups and mutual aid groups that assist in the recovery process

Fundamentals 8-Hour Workshop

  • This 8-hour on-demand workshop is designed for providers relatively new to the field of addiction medicine, such as primary care physicians, clinicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and behavioral health specialists, who see patients at risk for or with addiction.

    • Register
      • Non-Member - $199
      • Regular Member - $149
      • Retired - $149
      • Early Career Physician - $149
      • Resident - Free!
      • Student - Free!
      • Associate - $99
      • ASAM Staff - Free!
      • International Member - $149
      • Emeritus Member - $149
      • Provisional Member - $149
      • Fellow Member - $149
      • Honorary Member - $149
      • CRT Member - $149
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