Fundamentals of Addiction Medicine

Learn the basics of addiction, which covers how to screen, diagnose, treat and/or refer patients with addiction.

About the Workshop

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 of evidence-based approaches demonstrating solutions are available to help patients with addiction. This workshop is offered in two formats: online (available on-demand, 24/7) and virtual-live. This workshop is for physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, and behavioral health specialists. It is designed for those new to treating patients with addiction and for individuals who have had little or no addiction training.

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What You'll Learn

After taking this course, learners will be able to:

  1. Identify one's own feelings and attitudes that promote or prevent therapeutic responses to patients with substance use disorders.
  2. Apply the philosophy of harm reduction to enhance patient centered care for people with substance use disorders.
  3. Demonstrate a knowledge of the neurobiological changes that occur during addictions.
  4. Use motivational interviewing to enhance patient’s readiness to change unhealthy behaviors.
  5. Use validated patient screening tools to detect substance use and interpret a spectrum of results.
  6. Conduct substance use assessments using the DSM-5 criteria and including a biopsychosocial approach.
  7. Offer evidence-based pharmacotherapy and behavioral interventions that are appropriate to specific substances and usage patterns.

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