ASAM 2022 Review Course in Addiction Medicine

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ASAM 2022 Review Course in Addiction Medicine

Recorded: Friday, July 22 - Sunday, July 24, 2022
Live In-Person & On-Demand Course

Overview

This 19.25-hour, on-demand course is the essential primer for physicians preparing for the addiction medicine examination and also serves to increase other healthcare professionals' knowledge of addiction.

The course offers 19.25 hours of on-demand lectures from the ASAM 2022 Review Course in Addiction Medicine held Thursday, July 22 to Saturday, July 24 2022. The session topics are mapped to the addiction medicine exam blueprints and feature an outstanding lineup of faculty.

The target audience for this introductory and intermediate level activity includes: Physicians preparing for the ABPM or AOA Board Certification Examination in addiction medicine, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, other clinicians, researchers, residents, fellows, students, and counselors.

This activity addresses all 6 ACGME Competencies: Patient Care and Procedural Skills, Medical Knowledge, Practice-Based Learning and Improvement, Interpersonal and Communication Skills, Professionalism, and Systems-Based Practice.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion, learners will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate practical knowledge on the neurobiology of addiction and articulate its activity in terms useful in a clinical setting
  2. Describe the effects of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs in both tolerant and non-tolerant individuals
  3. Describe the process for diagnosing addiction and differentiating the symptoms of addiction from those of other medical or psychiatric disorders
  4. Explain the various pharmacologic and psychosocial treatments for addictive disorders and describe the factors that should be considered in selecting a treatment modality to match the needs of a specific patient
  5. Describe the precipitants of relapse and current evidence-based practices to prevent and manage relapse

Registration Rates

ASAM Learner TypeRate
ASAM Member$449
Non-Member$599
Associate Member$299
Resident Member*$299
Student Member*$299

*Residents, Fellows-in-training, Interns, and Students must join ASAM to receive a discounted registration rate. Click here to become an ASAM member. National and Chapter membership dues apply. There is no charge for Students to become a Member, but verification of student status is required.

Membership Question?  Call ASAM at 1.301.656.3920, email us, or view the ASAM website for more information.

Refunds & Cancellations

All ASAM e-Learning Center refund requests must be made in writing to Education@ASAM.org within 90 days of purchase. Those requesting refunds for courses that are in progress will receive partial refunds or e-Learning Center credit. Automatic full refunds will be made for any course with a live-course component that has been cancelled.

Registration Deadline: 07/11/2025

Instructions - Live

  1. Click on the Content tab to access the Evaluation.
  2. Click Complete Evaluation to provide valuable activity feedback. Scroll down on all questions as there may be answer options that expand past the size of the window.
  3. Click the button Claim Medical Credits in the box titled Claim Credits & Certificate. Choose the type of credit and click submit. Click the button View/Print Certificate to save or print your certificate. You can view/print your certificate at any time by visiting the ASAM eLearning Center, clicking Dashboard, and clicking Transcript/Achievements.

Instructions - On-Demand

  1. Click on the Content tab to view all sessions within the course. Click the View button to access a specific session.
  2. Within each session, select the Content tab to begin the activity.
  3. Participants will need to complete post tests and evaluations after each session. Participants will have 10 attempts to pass and must answer 2 out of 3 questions correctly. Medical Credits are claimed within each session and are not available for the entire package.

Need Assistance?

For assistance logging in, accessing activities, claiming credit, or for other questions or concerns, please check the FAQ page or e-mail Education@ASAM.org

ASAM is proud to offer eSSENTIAL Accessibility to ensure our website is accessible and functional for all our learners while providing free assistive technology for people with the widest possible range of abilities.

ACCME Accredited with Commendation

CME, CE, CEU and Other Credit Types


ACCME Accreditation Statement

The American Society of Addiction Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA Credit Designation Statement

The American Society of Addiction Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 19.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP)

The AAFP has reviewed The ASAM Review Course in Addiction Medicine and deemed it acceptable for up to 19.25 Live AAFP Prescribed credits. Term of Approval is from 07/22/2022 to 07/24/2022. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AMA/AAFP Equivalency

AAFP Prescribed credit is accepted by the American Medical Association as equivalent to AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s)™ toward the AMA Physician's Recognition Award. When applying for the AMA PRA, Prescribed credit earned must be reported as Prescribed, not as Category 1.

NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals

This activity has been approved by the American Society of Addiction Medicine, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for educational credits. NAADAC Provider #295, ASAM is responsible for all aspects of the programming.

California Association for Drug/Alcohol Educators (CAADE)

This educational program is approved by CAADE: #CP40 999 1222

California Association of DUI Treatment Centers (CADTP)

This educational program is approved by CADTP: #205

California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals (CCAPP)

This educational program is approved by CCAPP: #OS-20-330-1222

Continuing Education Credits (CEUs)

Non-physician participants will receive a certificate of attendance upon completion of the activity and an online evaluation confirming their participation. Participants should submit his/her certificate of attendance to their professional organization/institute.

Maintenance of Certification


The American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS)

Through the American Board of Medical Specialties (“ABMS”) ongoing commitment to increase access to practice relevant Continuing Certification Activities through the ABMS Continuing Certification Directory ASAM Review Course in Addiction Medicine has met the requirements as a MOC Part II CME Activity (apply toward general CME requirement) for the following ABMS Member Boards: Allergy and Immunology, Anesthesiology, Family Medicine, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Psychiatry and Neurology, Preventive Medicine, Radiology.

American Board of Preventive Medicine (ABPM)

The American Board of Preventive Medicine (ABPM) has approved this activity for a maximum of 19.25 LLSA credit towards ABPM MOC Part II requirements.

American Board of Anesthesiology (ABA)

This activity contributes to the CME component of the American Board of Anesthesiology’s redesigned Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology TM (MOCA®) program, known as MOCA 2.0®.

American Board of Pediatrics (ABP)

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the activity, with individual assessments of the participant and feedback to the participant, enables the participant to earn a maximum of 19.25 MOC points in the American Board of Pediatrics’ (ABP) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABP MOC credit.

American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM)

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 19.25 Medical Knowledge MOC point in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credits.

American Board of Surgery (ABS)

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the learner to earn credit toward the CME and/or Self-Assessment requirements of the American Board of Surgery’s Continuous Certification program. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit learner completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABS credit

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN)

Successful completion of this CME activity can be used to satisfy the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology’s (ABPN) CME requirement for Maintenance of Certification program.

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC)

Royal College Fellows can use participation in Accredited Continuing Medical Education to earn Section 3 Credits

American Board of Addiction Medicine (ABAM)

Successful completion of this activity can be used to satisfy the American Board of Addiction Medicine (ABAM) for Tmoc as credits towards ABAM LLSA Part II requirements.

Disclosure Information


In accordance with disclosure policies of ASAM and the ACCME, the effort is made to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all CME activities. These policies include mitigating all possible relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies for the Planning Committees and Presenters. All activity Planning Committee member and Presenters have disclosed relevant financial relationship information. The ASAM CME Committee has reviewed these disclosures and determined that the relationships are not inappropriate in the context of their respective presentations and are not inconsistent with the educational goals and integrity of the activity.

 

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  • Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Complete the course evaluation and claim credit for sessions attended between July 22, 2022 and July 24, 2022. Attendees should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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    *On-Demand recordings will be available by Friday, August 26, 2022*

    Overview

    Complete the course evaluation and claim credit for sessions attended between July 22, 2022 and July 24, 2022. Attendees should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.  

    Please note: This evaluation is intended only for participants who attended the live course in July 2022, if you did not attend live please do not complete this evaluation. Participants who registered for the the on-demand, self-paced course will complete a post test, evaluation, and claim credit after finishing each session.

    CME, CE, CEU and Other Credit Types

    ACCME Accreditation Statement
    The American Society of Addiction Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    AMA Credit Designation
     
    The American Society of Addiction Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 19.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP)
    The AAFP has reviewed The ASAM Virtual Review Course and deemed it acceptable for up to 18.50 In-Person, Live (could include online) AAFP Prescribed credit. Term of Approval is from 07/22/2022 to 07/24/2022. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    AMA/AAFP Equivalency
    AAFP Prescribed credit is accepted by the American Medical Association as equivalent to AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s)™ toward the AMA Physician’s Recognition Award. When applying for the AMA PRA, Prescribed credit earned must be reported as Prescribed, not as Category 1.

    NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals
    This activity has been approved by the American Society of Addiction Medicine, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for educational credits. NAADAC Provider #295, ASAM is responsible for all aspects of the programming.

    California Association for Drug/Alcohol Educators (CAADE)
    This educational program is approved by CAADE: #CP40 999 1222.

    California Association of DUI Treatment Centers (CADTP)
    This educational program is approved by CADTP: #205.

    California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals (CCAPP)
    This educational program is approved by CCAPP: #OS-20-330-1222.

    Continuing Education Credits (CEUs)
    Non-physician participants will receive a certificate of attendance upon completion of the activity and an online evaluation confirming their participation. Participants should submit their certificate of attendance to their professional organization/institute.

    Maintenance of Certification (MOC) or Continuing Certification Programs (CCP)

    American Board of Medical Specialties MOC Approval Statement
    Through the American Board of Medical Specialties (“ABMS”) ongoing commitment to increase access to practice relevant Continuing Certification Activities through the ABMS Continuing Certification Directory, The ASAM Review Course in Addiction Medicine has met the requirements as a MOC Part II CME Activity (apply toward general CME requirement) for the following ABMS Member Boards: Allergy and Immunology, Anesthesiology, Colon and Rectal Surgery, Family Medicine, Medical Genetics and Genomics, Nuclear Medicine, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Plastic Surgery, Preventive Medicine, Psychiatry and Neurology, Radiology, Thoracic Surgery, Urology.

    American Board of Preventive Medicine (ABPM)
    The American Board of Preventive Medicine (ABPM) has approved this activity for a maximum of 19.25 LLSA credits towards ABPM MOC Part II requirements.

    American Board of Anesthesiology (ABA)
    This activity contributes to the CME component of the American Board of Anesthesiology’s redesigned Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology TM (MOCA®) program, known as MOCA 2.0®.

    American Board of Pediatrics (ABP)
    Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the activity, with individual assessments of the participant and feedback to the participant, enables the participant to earn a maximum of 19.25 MOC points in the American Board of Pediatrics’ (ABP) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABP MOC credit.

    American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM)
    Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 19.25 Medical Knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credits.

    American Board of Surgery (ABS)
    Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the learner to earn credit toward the CME and/or Self-Assessment requirements of the American Board of Surgery’s Continuous Certification program. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit learner completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABS credit.

    American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN)
    Successful completion of this CME activity can be used to satisfy the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology’s (ABPN) CME requirement for Maintenance of Certification program. 

    American Board of Addiction Medicine (ABAM)
    Successful completion of this activity can be used to satisfy the American Board of Addiction Medicine (ABAM) for Tmoc as credits towards ABAM LLSA Part II requirements.

    Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC)
    Royal College Fellows can use participation in Accredited Continuing Medical Education to earn Section 3 Credits.

    Disclosure Information

    In accordance with disclosure policies of ASAM and the ACCME, the effort is made to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all CME activities. These policies include mitigating all possible relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies for the Planning Committees, CME Committee, MEC, and Faculty. All activity Planning Committee members and Faculty have disclosed relevant financial relationship information. The ASAM CME Committee has reviewed these disclosures and determined that the relationships are not inappropriate in the context of their respective presentations and are not inconsistent with the educational goals and integrity of the activity.

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  • Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits

    This 45-minute, on-demand session from the ASAM 2022 Review Course describes the key neurotransmitters, brain pathways, and brain structures involved in drug use and addiction.

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    Neurobiology of Addiction: Key Concepts and Model 

    Recorded: Friday, July 22, 2022 - Sunday, July 24, 2022
    On-Demand Session

    Overview

    This 45-minute, on-demand session from the ASAM 2022 Review Course describes the key neurotransmitters, brain pathways, and brain structures involved in drug use and addiction.

    Understanding neurobiology is a crucial part of understanding addiction. This session will describe the key neurotransmitters, brain pathways, and brain structures involved in drug use and addiction. The presenter will also explore models for understanding neurobiology and the impact of neurobiology on treatment modalities.

    The target audience for this introductory and intermediate level activity includes: Physicians preparing for the ABPM or AOA Board Certification Examination in addiction medicine, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, other clinicians, researchers, residents, fellows, students, and counselors.

    This activity addresses the following ACGME Competencies: Patient Care, Medical Knowledge, Practice-Based Learning and Improvement

    Learning Objectives

    Upon completion, learners will be able to:

    1. Demonstrate practical knowledge on the neurobiology of addiction and articulate its activity in terms useful in a clinical setting
    2. Describe the effects of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs in both tolerant and non-tolerant individuals
    3. Describe the process for diagnosing addiction and differentiating the symptoms of addiction from those of other medical or psychiatric disorders
    4. Explain the various pharmacologic and psychosocial treatments for addictive disorders and describe the factors that should be considered in selecting a treatment modality to match the needs of a specific patient
    5. Describe the precipitants of relapse and current evidence-based practices to prevent and manage relapse

    Registration Rates

    ASAM Learner TypeRate
    ASAM Member$29
    Non-Member$39
    Associate Member$19
    Resident Member*$19
    Student Member*$19

    *Residents, Fellows-in-training, Interns, and Students must join ASAM to receive a discounted registration rate. Click here to become an ASAM member. National and Chapter membership dues apply. There is no charge for Students to become a Member, but verification of student status is required.

    Membership Question?  Call ASAM at 1.301.656.3920, email us, or view the ASAM website for more information.

    Refunds & Cancellations

    All ASAM eLearning Center refund requests must be made in writing to Education@ASAM.org within 90 days of purchase. Those requesting refunds for courses that are in progress will receive partial refunds or eLearning Center credit. Automatic full refunds will be made for any course with a live-course component that has been cancelled.

    Registration Deadline: 08/15/2025

    Instructions

    1. Click on the Contents tab to begin this activity.
    2. Click Complete Post Test to answer multiple choice questions. Participants will have 10 attempts to pass and must answer 2 out of 3 questions correctly.
    3. Click Complete Evaluation to provide valuable activity feedback. Scroll down on all questions as there may be answer options that expand past the size of the window.
    4. Click the button Claim Medical Credits in the box titled Claim Credits & Certificate. Choose the type of credit and click submit. Click the button View/Print Certificate to save or print your certificate. You can view/print your certificate at any time by visiting the ASAM eLearning Center, clicking Dashboard, and clicking Transcript/Achievements.

    Need Assistance?

    For assistance logging in, accessing activities, claiming credit, or for other questions or concerns, please check the FAQ page or e-mail Education@ASAM.org

    ASAM is proud to offer eSSENTIAL Accessibility to ensure our website is accessible and functional for all our learners while providing free assistive technology for people with the widest possible range of abilities.

    Petros Levounis

    MD, MA, DFASAM

    Petros Levounis, MD, MA, DFASAM serves as professor and chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Associate Dean for Professional Development at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Levounis came to Rutgers from Columbia University where he served as director of the Addiction Institute of New York from 2002 to 2013.

    Dr. Levounis is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Stanford University where he studied chemistry and biophysics before receiving his medical education at Stanford University School of Medicine and the Medical College of Pennsylvania. During medical school, he researched the effects of social class on patient-physician relationships in Oxford, England, and received an MA degree in sociology from Stanford. In 1994, he moved to New York City to train in psychiatry at the New York State Psychiatric Institute of Columbia University. He graduated from Columbia earning the National Institute of Mental Health Outstanding Resident Award and went on to complete his fellowship in addiction psychiatry at New York University.

    Dr. Levounis has written numerous articles, monographs, and book chapters; has lectured extensively on addiction topics throughout the United States and abroad; and has been interviewed by CBS, ABC, NBC, CNN, FOX, The Martha Stewart Radio Show, The New York Times, and The Washington Post, among others.

    Dr. Levounis has served on the boards of the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) and the American Board of Addiction Medicine, and from 2005 to 2009 chaired the national Committee on Addiction Treatment of the American Psychiatric Association (APA). Dr. Levounis is a Betty Ford Scholar, a recipient of the Association of Gay and Lesbian Psychiatrists’ Distinguished Service Award and the ASAM Educator of the Year Award, and a distinguished fellow of the APA and ASAM. In 2017, he was elected as an honorary member of the World Psychiatric Association.

    Dr. Levounis has published thirteen books including the self-help paperback “Sober Siblings: How to Help Your Alcoholic Brother or Sister—and Not Lose Yourself,” the textbook of “Substance Dependence and Co-Occurring Psychiatric Disorders,” “Motivational Interviewing for Clinical Practice,” “The Behavioral Addictions,” “Becoming Mindful,” “Pocket Guide to LGBTQ Mental Health,” and “Office-Based Buprenorphine Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder,” now in its second edition. Dr. Levounis is currently working on the first textbook of Technological Addictions. His books have been translated into French, German, Hungarian, Japanese, Portuguese, and Spanish. Dr. Levounis is married to actor Lukas Hassel and lives in New York City.


    No Relevant Financial Disclosures

    ACCME Accredited with Commendation

    CME, CE, CEU and Other Credit Types


    ACCME Accreditation Statement

    The American Society of Addiction Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    AMA Credit Designation Statement

    The American Society of Addiction Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals

    This activity has been approved by the American Society of Addiction Medicine, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for educational credits. NAADAC Provider #295, ASAM is responsible for all aspects of the programming.

    California Association for Drug/Alcohol Educators (CAADE)

    This educational program is approved by CAADE: #CP40 999 1222

    California Association of DUI Treatment Centers (CADTP)

    This educational program is approved by CADTP: #205

    California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals (CCAPP)

    This educational program is approved by CCAPP: #OS-20-330-1222

    Continuing Education Credits (CEUs)

    Non-physician participants will receive a certificate of attendance upon completion of the activity and an online evaluation confirming their participation. Participants should submit his/her certificate of attendance to their professional organization/institute.

    Maintenance of Certification


    The American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS)

    Through the American Board of Medical Specialties (“ABMS”) ongoing commitment to increase access to practice relevant Continuing Certification Activities through the ABMS Continuing Certification Directory ASAM Review Course in Addiction Medicine has met the requirements as a MOC Part II CME Activity (apply toward general CME requirement) for the following ABMS Member Boards: Allergy and Immunology, Anesthesiology, Family Medicine, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Psychiatry and Neurology, Preventive Medicine, Radiology.

    American Board of Preventive Medicine (ABPM)

    The American Board of Preventive Medicine (ABPM) has approved this activity for a maximum of 0.75 LLSA credit towards ABPM MOC Part II requirements.

    American Board of Anesthesiology (ABA)

    This activity contributes to the CME component of the American Board of Anesthesiology’s redesigned Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology TM (MOCA®) program, known as MOCA 2.0®.

    American Board of Pediatrics (ABP)

    Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the activity, with individual assessments of the participant and feedback to the participant, enables the participant to earn a maximum of 0.75 MOC points in the American Board of Pediatrics’ (ABP) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABP MOC credit.

    American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM)

    Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 0.75 Medical Knowledge MOC point in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credits.

    American Board of Surgery (ABS)

    Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the learner to earn credit toward the CME and/or Self-Assessment requirements of the American Board of Surgery’s Continuous Certification program. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit learner completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABS credit

    American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN)

    Successful completion of this CME activity can be used to satisfy the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology’s (ABPN) CME requirement for Maintenance of Certification program.

    Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC)

    Royal College Fellows can use participation in Accredited Continuing Medical Education to earn Section 3 Credits

    American Board of Addiction Medicine (ABAM)

    Successful completion of this activity can be used to satisfy the American Board of Addiction Medicine (ABAM) for Tmoc as credits towards ABAM LLSA Part II requirements.

    Disclosure Information


    In accordance with disclosure policies of ASAM and the ACCME, the effort is made to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all CME activities. These policies include mitigating all possible relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies for the Planning Committees and Presenters. All activity Planning Committee member and Presenters have disclosed relevant financial relationship information. The ASAM CME Committee has reviewed these disclosures and determined that the relationships are not inappropriate in the context of their respective presentations and are not inconsistent with the educational goals and integrity of the activity.

  • Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits

    This 45-minute, on-demand session from the ASAM 2022 Review Course covers the screening for and identification of heavy drinking or alcohol use disorder while also discussing key methods of treatment and prevention.

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    Alcohol Use Disorder: From Neurobiology to Treatment 

    Recorded: Friday, July 22, 2022 - Sunday, July 24, 2022
    On-Demand Session

    Overview

    This 45-minute, on-demand session from the ASAM 2022 Review Course covers the screening for and identification of heavy drinking or alcohol use disorder while also discussing key methods of treatment and prevention.

    Alcohol use has impacted public health for millennia. This session will start at the beginning with a historical view of alcohol use and how that has progressed to the modern day. Participants will learn how to screen for and identify heavy drinking or alcohol use disorder. The presenter will also discuss key methods of treatment and prevention.

    The target audience for this introductory and intermediate level activity includes: Physicians preparing for the ABPM or AOA Board Certification Examination in addiction medicine, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, other clinicians, researchers, residents, fellows, students, and counselors.

    This activity addresses the following ACGME Competencies: Patient Care, Medical Knowledge, Practice-Based Learning and Improvement

    Learning Objectives

    Upon completion, learners will be able to:

    1. Demonstrate practical knowledge on the neurobiology of addiction and articulate its activity in terms useful in a clinical setting
    2. Describe the effects of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs in both tolerant and non-tolerant individuals
    3. Describe the process for diagnosing addiction and differentiating the symptoms of addiction from those of other medical or psychiatric disorders
    4. Explain the various pharmacologic and psychosocial treatments for addictive disorders and describe the factors that should be considered in selecting a treatment modality to match the needs of a specific patient
    5. Describe the precipitants of relapse and current evidence-based practices to prevent and manage relapse

    Registration Rates

    ASAM Learner TypeRate
    ASAM Member$29
    Non-Member$39
    Associate Member$19
    Resident Member*$19
    Student Member*$19

    *Residents, Fellows-in-training, Interns, and Students must join ASAM to receive a discounted registration rate. Click here to become an ASAM member. National and Chapter membership dues apply. There is no charge for Students to become a Member, but verification of student status is required.

    Membership Question?  Call ASAM at 1.301.656.3920, email us, or view the ASAM website for more information.

    Refunds & Cancellations

    All ASAM eLearning Center refund requests must be made in writing to Education@ASAM.org within 90 days of purchase. Those requesting refunds for courses that are in progress will receive partial refunds or eLearning Center credit. Automatic full refunds will be made for any course with a live-course component that has been cancelled.

    Registration Deadline: 08/15/2025

    Instructions

    1. Click on the Contents tab to begin this activity.
    2. Click Complete Post Test to answer multiple choice questions. Participants will have 10 attempts to pass and must answer 2 out of 3 questions correctly.
    3. Click Complete Evaluation to provide valuable activity feedback. Scroll down on all questions as there may be answer options that expand past the size of the window.
    4. Click the button Claim Medical Credits in the box titled Claim Credits & Certificate. Choose the type of credit and click submit. Click the button View/Print Certificate to save or print your certificate. You can view/print your certificate at any time by visiting the ASAM eLearning Center, clicking Dashboard, and clicking Transcript/Achievements.

    Need Assistance?

    For assistance logging in, accessing activities, claiming credit, or for other questions or concerns, please check the FAQ page or e-mail Education@ASAM.org

    ASAM is proud to offer eSSENTIAL Accessibility to ensure our website is accessible and functional for all our learners while providing free assistive technology for people with the widest possible range of abilities.

    Ricardo Restrepo

    MD, MPH

    Ricardo Restrepo, MD, MPH finished his medical school in Medellín, Colombia. He then did his residency training in Psychiatry at Boston University Medical Center where he completed a fellowship in Addiction Psychiatry. He received an MPH in Global Public Health from NYU in 2008, while working at St Luke’s/Roosevelt Hospital, where he was Director of the Addiction Psychopharmacology Clinic at the Addiction Institute of New York. 

    Since 2012, he works at the Long Beach VA Hospital, where he is the Medical Director of the SATP/Buprenorphine Clinic. Ricardo holds an academic position as Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the University of California (Irvine and Riverside) School of Medicine and most recently at the Charles Drew University, Los Angeles. He teaches and supervises students, psychiatry, family medicine and internal medicine residents. He serves as committee member of the American Academy of Addiction Medicine (AAAP) as well as on the California Society of Addiction Medicine (CSAM) Conference planning committee. 

     Ricardo's academic interests include the psychotherapy and psychopharmacology of addiction and the teaching of Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine. He is actively involved in issues related to transcultural psychiatry and behavioral addictions. He has worked with immigrant populations in the United States for over 20 years. As a volunteer for Physicians for Human Rights (PHR), he has participated in projects in the United States, Latin America and the Middle East. He has served as a United Nations Consultant since 2005. 

    Dr. Restrepo has written chapters on addiction and human rights textbooks. He is the co-author of textbooks on buprenorphine as well as women’s health and addiction, and he cooperated with the Translation of DSM-5 to Spanish. He is board re-certified in Psychiatry and Addiction Psychiatry and a professional musician.


    No Relevant Financial Disclosures
    ACCME Accredited with Commendation

    CME, CE, CEU and Other Credit Types


    ACCME Accreditation Statement

    The American Society of Addiction Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    AMA Credit Designation Statement

    The American Society of Addiction Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals

    This activity has been approved by the American Society of Addiction Medicine, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for educational credits. NAADAC Provider #295, ASAM is responsible for all aspects of the programming.

    California Association for Drug/Alcohol Educators (CAADE)

    This educational program is approved by CAADE: #CP40 999 1222

    California Association of DUI Treatment Centers (CADTP)

    This educational program is approved by CADTP: #205

    California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals (CCAPP)

    This educational program is approved by CCAPP: #OS-20-330-1222

    Continuing Education Credits (CEUs)

    Non-physician participants will receive a certificate of attendance upon completion of the activity and an online evaluation confirming their participation. Participants should submit his/her certificate of attendance to their professional organization/institute.

    Maintenance of Certification


    The American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS)

    Through the American Board of Medical Specialties (“ABMS”) ongoing commitment to increase access to practice relevant Continuing Certification Activities through the ABMS Continuing Certification Directory ASAM Review Course in Addiction Medicine has met the requirements as a MOC Part II CME Activity (apply toward general CME requirement) for the following ABMS Member Boards: Allergy and Immunology, Anesthesiology, Family Medicine, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Psychiatry and Neurology, Preventive Medicine, Radiology.

    American Board of Preventive Medicine (ABPM)

    The American Board of Preventive Medicine (ABPM) has approved this activity for a maximum of 0.75 LLSA credit towards ABPM MOC Part II requirements.

    American Board of Anesthesiology (ABA)

    This activity contributes to the CME component of the American Board of Anesthesiology’s redesigned Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology TM (MOCA®) program, known as MOCA 2.0®.

    American Board of Pediatrics (ABP)

    Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the activity, with individual assessments of the participant and feedback to the participant, enables the participant to earn a maximum of 0.75 MOC points in the American Board of Pediatrics’ (ABP) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABP MOC credit.

    American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM)

    Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 0.75 Medical Knowledge MOC point in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credits.

    American Board of Surgery (ABS)

    Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the learner to earn credit toward the CME and/or Self-Assessment requirements of the American Board of Surgery’s Continuous Certification program. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit learner completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABS credit

    American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN)

    Successful completion of this CME activity can be used to satisfy the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology’s (ABPN) CME requirement for Maintenance of Certification program.

    Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC)

    Royal College Fellows can use participation in Accredited Continuing Medical Education to earn Section 3 Credits

    American Board of Addiction Medicine (ABAM)

    Successful completion of this activity can be used to satisfy the American Board of Addiction Medicine (ABAM) for Tmoc as credits towards ABAM LLSA Part II requirements.

    Disclosure Information


    In accordance with disclosure policies of ASAM and the ACCME, the effort is made to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all CME activities. These policies include mitigating all possible relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies for the Planning Committees and Presenters. All activity Planning Committee member and Presenters have disclosed relevant financial relationship information. The ASAM CME Committee has reviewed these disclosures and determined that the relationships are not inappropriate in the context of their respective presentations and are not inconsistent with the educational goals and integrity of the activity.

  • Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits

    This 45-minute, on-demand session from the ASAM 2022 Review Course reviews the pharmacokinetics of sedatives, growing prevalence of sedative use, and discusses the risks and benefits of sedative use as well as treatment strategies for sedative withdrawal.

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    Sedative Use Disorder: Key Concepts for Treatment 

    Recorded: Friday, July 22, 2022 - Sunday, July 24, 2022
    On-Demand Session

    Overview

    This 45-minute, on-demand session from the ASAM 2022 Review Course reviews the pharmacokinetics of sedatives, growing prevalence of sedative use, and discusses the risks and benefits of sedative use as well as treatment strategies for sedative withdrawal.

    Sedatives are one of the most frequently prescribed and frequently misused substances. This session will review the pharmacokinetics of sedatives and growing prevalence of sedative use. The presenter will discuss the risks and benefits of sedative use including the concerns around related syndromes and polysubstance use. Participants will also learn treatment strategies for sedative withdrawal.

    The target audience for this introductory and intermediate level activity includes: Physicians preparing for the ABPM or AOA Board Certification Examination in addiction medicine, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, other clinicians, researchers, residents, fellows, students, and counselors.

    This activity addresses the following ACGME Competencies: Patient Care, Medical Knowledge, Practice-Based Learning and Improvement

    Learning Objectives

    Upon completion, learners will be able to:

    1. Demonstrate practical knowledge on the neurobiology of addiction and articulate its activity in terms useful in a clinical setting
    2. Describe the effects of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs in both tolerant and non-tolerant individuals
    3. Describe the process for diagnosing addiction and differentiating the symptoms of addiction from those of other medical or psychiatric disorders
    4. Explain the various pharmacologic and psychosocial treatments for addictive disorders and describe the factors that should be considered in selecting a treatment modality to match the needs of a specific patient
    5. Describe the precipitants of relapse and current evidence-based practices to prevent and manage relapse

    Registration Rates

    ASAM Learner TypeRate
    ASAM Member$29
    Non-Member$39
    Associate Member$19
    Resident Member*$19
    Student Member*$19

    *Residents, Fellows-in-training, Interns, and Students must join ASAM to receive a discounted registration rate. Click here to become an ASAM member. National and Chapter membership dues apply. There is no charge for Students to become a Member, but verification of student status is required.

    Membership Question?  Call ASAM at 1.301.656.3920, email us, or view the ASAM website for more information.

    Refunds & Cancellations

    All ASAM eLearning Center refund requests must be made in writing to Education@ASAM.org within 90 days of purchase. Those requesting refunds for courses that are in progress will receive partial refunds or eLearning Center credit. Automatic full refunds will be made for any course with a live-course component that has been cancelled.

    Registration Deadline: 08/15/2025

    Instructions

    1. Click on the Contents tab to begin this activity.
    2. Click Complete Post Test to answer multiple choice questions. Participants will have 10 attempts to pass and must answer 2 out of 3 questions correctly.
    3. Click Complete Evaluation to provide valuable activity feedback. Scroll down on all questions as there may be answer options that expand past the size of the window.
    4. Click the button Claim Medical Credits in the box titled Claim Credits & Certificate. Choose the type of credit and click submit. Click the button View/Print Certificate to save or print your certificate. You can view/print your certificate at any time by visiting the ASAM eLearning Center, clicking Dashboard, and clicking Transcript/Achievements.

    Need Assistance?

    For assistance logging in, accessing activities, claiming credit, or for other questions or concerns, please check the FAQ page or e-mail Education@ASAM.org

    ASAM is proud to offer eSSENTIAL Accessibility to ensure our website is accessible and functional for all our learners while providing free assistive technology for people with the widest possible range of abilities.

    Ricardo Restrepo

    MD, MPH

    Ricardo Restrepo, MD, MPH finished his medical school in Medellín, Colombia. He then did his residency training in Psychiatry at Boston University Medical Center where he completed a fellowship in Addiction Psychiatry. He received an MPH in Global Public Health from NYU in 2008, while working at St Luke’s/Roosevelt Hospital, where he was Director of the Addiction Psychopharmacology Clinic at the Addiction Institute of New York. 

    Since 2012, he works at the Long Beach VA Hospital, where he is the Medical Director of the SATP/Buprenorphine Clinic. Ricardo holds an academic position as Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the University of California (Irvine and Riverside) School of Medicine and most recently at the Charles Drew University, Los Angeles. He teaches and supervises students, psychiatry, family medicine and internal medicine residents. He serves as committee member of the American Academy of Addiction Medicine (AAAP) as well as on the California Society of Addiction Medicine (CSAM) Conference planning committee. 

     Ricardo's academic interests include the psychotherapy and psychopharmacology of addiction and the teaching of Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine. He is actively involved in issues related to transcultural psychiatry and behavioral addictions. He has worked with immigrant populations in the United States for over 20 years. As a volunteer for Physicians for Human Rights (PHR), he has participated in projects in the United States, Latin America and the Middle East. He has served as a United Nations Consultant since 2005. 

    Dr. Restrepo has written chapters on addiction and human rights textbooks. He is the co-author of textbooks on buprenorphine as well as women’s health and addiction, and he cooperated with the Translation of DSM-5 to Spanish. He is board re-certified in Psychiatry and Addiction Psychiatry and a professional musician.


    No Relevant Financial Disclosures
    ACCME Accredited with Commendation

    CME, CE, CEU and Other Credit Types


    ACCME Accreditation Statement

    The American Society of Addiction Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    AMA Credit Designation Statement

    The American Society of Addiction Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals

    This activity has been approved by the American Society of Addiction Medicine, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for educational credits. NAADAC Provider #295, ASAM is responsible for all aspects of the programming.

    California Association for Drug/Alcohol Educators (CAADE)

    This educational program is approved by CAADE: #CP40 999 1222

    California Association of DUI Treatment Centers (CADTP)

    This educational program is approved by CADTP: #205

    California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals (CCAPP)

    This educational program is approved by CCAPP: #OS-20-330-1222

    Continuing Education Credits (CEUs)

    Non-physician participants will receive a certificate of attendance upon completion of the activity and an online evaluation confirming their participation. Participants should submit his/her certificate of attendance to their professional organization/institute.

    Maintenance of Certification


    The American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS)

    Through the American Board of Medical Specialties (“ABMS”) ongoing commitment to increase access to practice relevant Continuing Certification Activities through the ABMS Continuing Certification Directory ASAM Review Course in Addiction Medicine has met the requirements as a MOC Part II CME Activity (apply toward general CME requirement) for the following ABMS Member Boards: Allergy and Immunology, Anesthesiology, Family Medicine, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Psychiatry and Neurology, Preventive Medicine, Radiology.

    American Board of Preventive Medicine (ABPM)

    The American Board of Preventive Medicine (ABPM) has approved this activity for a maximum of 0.75 LLSA credit towards ABPM MOC Part II requirements.

    American Board of Anesthesiology (ABA)

    This activity contributes to the CME component of the American Board of Anesthesiology’s redesigned Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology TM (MOCA®) program, known as MOCA 2.0®.

    American Board of Pediatrics (ABP)

    Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the activity, with individual assessments of the participant and feedback to the participant, enables the participant to earn a maximum of 0.75 MOC points in the American Board of Pediatrics’ (ABP) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABP MOC credit.

    American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM)

    Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 0.75 Medical Knowledge MOC point in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credits.

    American Board of Surgery (ABS)

    Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the learner to earn credit toward the CME and/or Self-Assessment requirements of the American Board of Surgery’s Continuous Certification program. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit learner completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABS credit

    American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN)

    Successful completion of this CME activity can be used to satisfy the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology’s (ABPN) CME requirement for Maintenance of Certification program.

    Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC)

    Royal College Fellows can use participation in Accredited Continuing Medical Education to earn Section 3 Credits

    American Board of Addiction Medicine (ABAM)

    Successful completion of this activity can be used to satisfy the American Board of Addiction Medicine (ABAM) for Tmoc as credits towards ABAM LLSA Part II requirements.

    Disclosure Information


    In accordance with disclosure policies of ASAM and the ACCME, the effort is made to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all CME activities. These policies include mitigating all possible relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies for the Planning Committees and Presenters. All activity Planning Committee member and Presenters have disclosed relevant financial relationship information. The ASAM CME Committee has reviewed these disclosures and determined that the relationships are not inappropriate in the context of their respective presentations and are not inconsistent with the educational goals and integrity of the activity.

  • Product not yet rated Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits

    This 45-minute, on-demand session from the ASAM 2022 Review Course provides an overview of the history of opioid use and opioid regulation, explores the neurobiology and pharmacology of opioids, and reviews treatment options for opioid use disorder and opioid withdrawal.

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    Opioid Use Disorder: Science, History, and Clinical Implications 

    Recorded: Friday, July 22, 2022 - Sunday, July 24, 2022
    On-Demand Session

    Overview

    This 45-minute, on-demand session from the ASAM 2022 Review Course provides an overview of the history of opioid use and opioid regulation, explores the neurobiology and pharmacology of opioids, and reviews treatment options for opioid use disorder and opioid withdrawal.

    Recent data shows that an estimated 10.3 million Americans misused opioids in the past year. This session sets the stage with an overview of the history of opioid use and opioid regulation. The presenter then dives into a deeper exploration of the neurobiology and pharmacology of opioids. The session ends with a thorough review of all treatment options for opioid use disorder and opioid withdrawal.

    The target audience for this introductory and intermediate level activity includes: Physicians preparing for the ABPM or AOA Board Certification Examination in addiction medicine, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, other clinicians, researchers, residents, fellows, students, and counselors.

    This activity addresses the following ACGME Competencies: Patient Care, Medical Knowledge, Practice-Based Learning and Improvement

    Learning Objectives

    Upon completion, learners will be able to:

    1. Demonstrate practical knowledge on the neurobiology of addiction and articulate its activity in terms useful in a clinical setting
    2. Describe the effects of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs in both tolerant and non-tolerant individuals
    3. Describe the process for diagnosing addiction and differentiating the symptoms of addiction from those of other medical or psychiatric disorders
    4. Explain the various pharmacologic and psychosocial treatments for addictive disorders and describe the factors that should be considered in selecting a treatment modality to match the needs of a specific patient
    5. Describe the precipitants of relapse and current evidence-based practices to prevent and manage relapse

    Registration Rates

    ASAM Learner TypeRate
    ASAM Member$29
    Non-Member$39
    Associate Member$19
    Resident Member*$19
    Student Member*$19

    *Residents, Fellows-in-training, Interns, and Students must join ASAM to receive a discounted registration rate. Click here to become an ASAM member. National and Chapter membership dues apply. There is no charge for Students to become a Member, but verification of student status is required.

    Membership Question?  Call ASAM at 1.301.656.3920, email us, or view the ASAM website for more information.

    Refunds & Cancellations

    All ASAM eLearning Center refund requests must be made in writing to Education@ASAM.org within 90 days of purchase. Those requesting refunds for courses that are in progress will receive partial refunds or eLearning Center credit. Automatic full refunds will be made for any course with a live-course component that has been cancelled.

    Registration Deadline: 08/15/2025

    Instructions

    1. Click on the Contents tab to begin this activity.
    2. Click Complete Post Test to answer multiple choice questions. Participants will have 10 attempts to pass and must answer 2 out of 3 questions correctly.
    3. Click Complete Evaluation to provide valuable activity feedback. Scroll down on all questions as there may be answer options that expand past the size of the window.
    4. Click the button Claim Medical Credits in the box titled Claim Credits & Certificate. Choose the type of credit and click submit. Click the button View/Print Certificate to save or print your certificate. You can view/print your certificate at any time by visiting the ASAM eLearning Center, clicking Dashboard, and clicking Transcript/Achievements.

    Need Assistance?

    For assistance logging in, accessing activities, claiming credit, or for other questions or concerns, please check the FAQ page or e-mail Education@ASAM.org

    ASAM is proud to offer eSSENTIAL Accessibility to ensure our website is accessible and functional for all our learners while providing free assistive technology for people with the widest possible range of abilities.

    Soteri Polydorou

    MD

    Soteri Polydorou, MD is a practicing physician with board certifications in Addiction Medicine and Internal Medicine.  His involvement in the field of substance use disorder (SUD) treatment and education include serving as Medical Director of Addiction Services for Northwell Health and Associate Professor at the Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell.  Northwell Health is a regional health system of over 20 hospitals and nearly 800 outpatient facilities.  Dr. Polydorou is a member of various governmental and professional committees tasked with supporting the delivery and organization of addiction treatment.  Dr. Polydorou’s interests include public policy initiatives to address substance use disorders, optimizing access to SUD services within health systems, and implementation of innovative opioid use disorder treatments within various healthcare clinical settings.

    No Relevant Financial Disclosures
    ACCME Accredited with Commendation

    CME, CE, CEU and Other Credit Types


    ACCME Accreditation Statement

    The American Society of Addiction Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    AMA Credit Designation Statement

    The American Society of Addiction Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals

    This activity has been approved by the American Society of Addiction Medicine, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for educational credits. NAADAC Provider #295, ASAM is responsible for all aspects of the programming.

    California Association for Drug/Alcohol Educators (CAADE)

    This educational program is approved by CAADE: #CP40 999 1222

    California Association of DUI Treatment Centers (CADTP)

    This educational program is approved by CADTP: #205

    California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals (CCAPP)

    This educational program is approved by CCAPP: #OS-20-330-1222

    Continuing Education Credits (CEUs)

    Non-physician participants will receive a certificate of attendance upon completion of the activity and an online evaluation confirming their participation. Participants should submit his/her certificate of attendance to their professional organization/institute.

    Maintenance of Certification


    The American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS)

    Through the American Board of Medical Specialties (“ABMS”) ongoing commitment to increase access to practice relevant Continuing Certification Activities through the ABMS Continuing Certification Directory ASAM Review Course in Addiction Medicine has met the requirements as a MOC Part II CME Activity (apply toward general CME requirement) for the following ABMS Member Boards: Allergy and Immunology, Anesthesiology, Family Medicine, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Psychiatry and Neurology, Preventive Medicine, Radiology.

    American Board of Preventive Medicine (ABPM)

    The American Board of Preventive Medicine (ABPM) has approved this activity for a maximum of 0.75 LLSA credit towards ABPM MOC Part II requirements.

    American Board of Anesthesiology (ABA)

    This activity contributes to the CME component of the American Board of Anesthesiology’s redesigned Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology TM (MOCA®) program, known as MOCA 2.0®.

    American Board of Pediatrics (ABP)

    Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the activity, with individual assessments of the participant and feedback to the participant, enables the participant to earn a maximum of 0.75 MOC points in the American Board of Pediatrics’ (ABP) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABP MOC credit.

    American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM)

    Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 0.75 Medical Knowledge MOC point in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credits.

    American Board of Surgery (ABS)

    Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the learner to earn credit toward the CME and/or Self-Assessment requirements of the American Board of Surgery’s Continuous Certification program. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit learner completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABS credit

    American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN)

    Successful completion of this CME activity can be used to satisfy the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology’s (ABPN) CME requirement for Maintenance of Certification program.

    Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC)

    Royal College Fellows can use participation in Accredited Continuing Medical Education to earn Section 3 Credits

    American Board of Addiction Medicine (ABAM)

    Successful completion of this activity can be used to satisfy the American Board of Addiction Medicine (ABAM) for Tmoc as credits towards ABAM LLSA Part II requirements.

    Disclosure Information


    In accordance with disclosure policies of ASAM and the ACCME, the effort is made to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all CME activities. These policies include mitigating all possible relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies for the Planning Committees and Presenters. All activity Planning Committee member and Presenters have disclosed relevant financial relationship information. The ASAM CME Committee has reviewed these disclosures and determined that the relationships are not inappropriate in the context of their respective presentations and are not inconsistent with the educational goals and integrity of the activity.

  • Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits

    This 45-minute, on-demand session from the ASAM 2022 Review Course reviews the prevalence and trends of tobacco use, tobacco use disorder, related co-morbidities and also covers different evidence-based treatment options and challenges to smoking cessation for special populations.

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    Tobacco Use Disorder: Trends and Treatment 

    Recorded: Friday, July 22, 2022 - Sunday, July 24, 2022
    On-Demand Session

    Overview

    This 45-minute, on-demand session from the ASAM 2022 Review Course reviews the prevalence and trends of tobacco use, tobacco use disorder, related co-morbidities and also covers different evidence-based treatment options and challenges to smoking cessation for special populations.

    While the prevalence of tobacco use is decreasing, smoking still accounts for 20% of all U.S. deaths. This session will review the prevalence and trends of tobacco use, tobacco use disorder, and related co-morbidities. Participants will learn about the different evidence-based treatment options for tobacco use disorder and unique challenges to smoking cessation for special populations.

    The target audience for this introductory and intermediate level activity includes: Physicians preparing for the ABPM or AOA Board Certification Examination in addiction medicine, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, other clinicians, researchers, residents, fellows, students, and counselors.

    This activity addresses the following ACGME Competencies: Patient Care, Medical Knowledge, Practice-Based Learning and Improvement

    Learning Objectives

    Upon completion, learners will be able to:

    1. Demonstrate practical knowledge on the neurobiology of addiction and articulate its activity in terms useful in a clinical setting
    2. Describe the effects of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs in both tolerant and non-tolerant individuals
    3. Describe the process for diagnosing addiction and differentiating the symptoms of addiction from those of other medical or psychiatric disorders
    4. Explain the various pharmacologic and psychosocial treatments for addictive disorders and describe the factors that should be considered in selecting a treatment modality to match the needs of a specific patient
    5. Describe the precipitants of relapse and current evidence-based practices to prevent and manage relapse

    Registration Rates

    ASAM Learner TypeRate
    ASAM Member$29
    Non-Member$39
    Associate Member$19
    Resident Member*$19
    Student Member*$19

    *Residents, Fellows-in-training, Interns, and Students must join ASAM to receive a discounted registration rate. Click here to become an ASAM member. National and Chapter membership dues apply. There is no charge for Students to become a Member, but verification of student status is required.

    Membership Question?  Call ASAM at 1.301.656.3920, email us, or view the ASAM website for more information.

    Refunds & Cancellations

    All ASAM eLearning Center refund requests must be made in writing to Education@ASAM.org within 90 days of purchase. Those requesting refunds for courses that are in progress will receive partial refunds or eLearning Center credit. Automatic full refunds will be made for any course with a live-course component that has been cancelled.

    Registration Deadline: 08/15/2025

    Instructions

    1. Click on the Contents tab to begin this activity.
    2. Click Complete Post Test to answer multiple choice questions. Participants will have 10 attempts to pass and must answer 2 out of 3 questions correctly.
    3. Click Complete Evaluation to provide valuable activity feedback. Scroll down on all questions as there may be answer options that expand past the size of the window.
    4. Click the button Claim Medical Credits in the box titled Claim Credits & Certificate. Choose the type of credit and click submit. Click the button View/Print Certificate to save or print your certificate. You can view/print your certificate at any time by visiting the ASAM eLearning Center, clicking Dashboard, and clicking Transcript/Achievements.

    Need Assistance?

    For assistance logging in, accessing activities, claiming credit, or for other questions or concerns, please check the FAQ page or e-mail Education@ASAM.org

    ASAM is proud to offer eSSENTIAL Accessibility to ensure our website is accessible and functional for all our learners while providing free assistive technology for people with the widest possible range of abilities.

    Jonathan Avery

    MD

    Jonathan Avery, MD is currently the Director of Addiction Psychiatry and an Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medical College and New York-Presbyterian Hospital. In addition to his clinical work, Dr. Avery teaches addiction psychiatry to the Weill Cornell medical students and residents of New York-Presbyterian Hospital. He has been published on a broad variety of topics in psychiatry, including papers on subjects ranging from clinician attitudes towards patients to how to use buprenorphine. He is the founder of the Addiction Stigma Institute that studies stigma towards individuals with substance use disorders and creates novel interventions to improve these stigmatizing attitudes. He was on the editorial board for the DSM-5 Clinical Cases book and is the editor of the books Co-occurring Mental Illness and Substance Use Disorders: A Guide to Diagnosis and Treatment and The Stigma of Addiction: An Essential Guide. He has won numerous awards for his clinical and academic work, including the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology Faculty Innovation in Education Award and the Outstanding Faculty Member Award from the New York County Psychiatric Society.


    No Relevant Financial Disclosures

    ACCME Accredited with Commendation

    CME, CE, CEU and Other Credit Types


    ACCME Accreditation Statement

    The American Society of Addiction Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    AMA Credit Designation Statement

    The American Society of Addiction Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals

    This activity has been approved by the American Society of Addiction Medicine, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for educational credits. NAADAC Provider #295, ASAM is responsible for all aspects of the programming.

    California Association for Drug/Alcohol Educators (CAADE)

    This educational program is approved by CAADE: #CP40 999 1222

    California Association of DUI Treatment Centers (CADTP)

    This educational program is approved by CADTP: #205

    California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals (CCAPP)

    This educational program is approved by CCAPP: #OS-20-330-1222

    Continuing Education Credits (CEUs)

    Non-physician participants will receive a certificate of attendance upon completion of the activity and an online evaluation confirming their participation. Participants should submit his/her certificate of attendance to their professional organization/institute.

    Maintenance of Certification


    The American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS)

    Through the American Board of Medical Specialties (“ABMS”) ongoing commitment to increase access to practice relevant Continuing Certification Activities through the ABMS Continuing Certification Directory ASAM Review Course in Addiction Medicine has met the requirements as a MOC Part II CME Activity (apply toward general CME requirement) for the following ABMS Member Boards: Allergy and Immunology, Anesthesiology, Family Medicine, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Psychiatry and Neurology, Preventive Medicine, Radiology.

    American Board of Preventive Medicine (ABPM)

    The American Board of Preventive Medicine (ABPM) has approved this activity for a maximum of 0.75 LLSA credit towards ABPM MOC Part II requirements.

    American Board of Anesthesiology (ABA)

    This activity contributes to the CME component of the American Board of Anesthesiology’s redesigned Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology TM (MOCA®) program, known as MOCA 2.0®.

    American Board of Pediatrics (ABP)

    Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the activity, with individual assessments of the participant and feedback to the participant, enables the participant to earn a maximum of 0.75 MOC points in the American Board of Pediatrics’ (ABP) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABP MOC credit.

    American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM)

    Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 0.75 Medical Knowledge MOC point in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credits.

    American Board of Surgery (ABS)

    Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the learner to earn credit toward the CME and/or Self-Assessment requirements of the American Board of Surgery’s Continuous Certification program. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit learner completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABS credit

    American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN)

    Successful completion of this CME activity can be used to satisfy the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology’s (ABPN) CME requirement for Maintenance of Certification program.

    Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC)

    Royal College Fellows can use participation in Accredited Continuing Medical Education to earn Section 3 Credits

    American Board of Addiction Medicine (ABAM)

    Successful completion of this activity can be used to satisfy the American Board of Addiction Medicine (ABAM) for Tmoc as credits towards ABAM LLSA Part II requirements.

    Disclosure Information


    In accordance with disclosure policies of ASAM and the ACCME, the effort is made to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all CME activities. These policies include mitigating all possible relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies for the Planning Committees and Presenters. All activity Planning Committee member and Presenters have disclosed relevant financial relationship information. The ASAM CME Committee has reviewed these disclosures and determined that the relationships are not inappropriate in the context of their respective presentations and are not inconsistent with the educational goals and integrity of the activity.

  • Product not yet rated Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits

    This 45-minute, on-demand session from the ASAM 2022 Review Course provides an overview of the epidemiology of cannabis use disorder, the physiologic effects of cannabis, how to identify cannabis use disorder, and available treatment options.

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    Cannabis Use Disorder: Science, Trends, and Clinical Implications 

    Recorded: Friday, July 22, 2022 - Sunday, July 24, 2022
    On-Demand Session

    Overview

    This 45-minute, on-demand session from the ASAM 2022 Review Course provides an overview of the epidemiology of cannabis use disorder, the physiologic effects of cannabis, how to identify cannabis use disorder, and available treatment options.

    Cannabis is becoming more prevalent as states enact new legislation surrounding legal use. This session starts with a broad overview of the epidemiology of cannabis use disorder and the changes in public perception of cannabis use. Participants will understand the physiologic effects of cannabis and how to identify cannabis use disorder. Presenters will end with a thorough review of the options and challenges for treatment of cannabis use disorder.

    The target audience for this introductory and intermediate level activity includes: Physicians preparing for the ABPM or AOA Board Certification Examination in addiction medicine, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, other clinicians, researchers, residents, fellows, students, and counselors.

    This activity addresses the following ACGME Competencies: Patient Care, Medical Knowledge, Practice-Based Learning and Improvement

    Learning Objectives

    Upon completion, learners will be able to:

    1. Demonstrate practical knowledge on the neurobiology of addiction and articulate its activity in terms useful in a clinical setting
    2. Describe the effects of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs in both tolerant and non-tolerant individuals
    3. Describe the process for diagnosing addiction and differentiating the symptoms of addiction from those of other medical or psychiatric disorders
    4. Explain the various pharmacologic and psychosocial treatments for addictive disorders and describe the factors that should be considered in selecting a treatment modality to match the needs of a specific patient
    5. Describe the precipitants of relapse and current evidence-based practices to prevent and manage relapse

    Registration Rates

    ASAM Learner TypeRate
    ASAM Member$29
    Non-Member$39
    Associate Member$19
    Resident Member*$19
    Student Member*$19

    *Residents, Fellows-in-training, Interns, and Students must join ASAM to receive a discounted registration rate. Click here to become an ASAM member. National and Chapter membership dues apply. There is no charge for Students to become a Member, but verification of student status is required.

    Membership Question?  Call ASAM at 1.301.656.3920, email us, or view the ASAM website for more information.

    Refunds & Cancellations

    All ASAM e-Learning Center refund requests must be made in writing to Education@ASAM.org within 90 days of purchase. Those requesting refunds for courses that are in progress will receive partial refunds or e-Learning Center credit. Automatic full refunds will be made for any course with a live-course component that has been cancelled.

    Registration Deadline: 08/15/2025

    Instructions

    1. Click on the Contents tab to begin this activity.
    2. Click Complete Post Test to answer multiple choice questions. Participants will have 10 attempts to pass and must answer 2 out of 3 questions correctly.
    3. Click Complete Evaluation to provide valuable activity feedback. Scroll down on all questions as there may be answer options that expand past the size of the window.
    4. Click the button Claim Medical Credits in the box titled Claim Credits & Certificate. Choose the type of credit and click submit. Click the button View/Print Certificate to save or print your certificate. You can view/print your certificate at any time by visiting the ASAM e-Learning Center, clicking Dashboard, and clicking Transcript/Achievements.

    Need Assistance?

    For assistance logging in, accessing activities, claiming credit, or for other questions or concerns, please check the FAQ page or e-mail Education@ASAM.org

    ASAM is proud to offer eSSENTIAL Accessibility to ensure our website is accessible and functional for all our learners while providing free assistive technology for people with the widest possible range of abilities.

    Ruchi Fitzgerald, MD FAAFP

    Assistant Professor, Associate Program Director of Addiction Medicine FellowshipService Chief, Addiction Medicine Consult Service

    Rush University/PCC Community Wellness

    Ruchi M. Fitzgerald, MD, FAAFP is a family physician and an addiction medicine physician. She is the Service Chief of Inpatient Addiction Medicine at PCC Community Wellness, a federally qualified health center system that serves the West Side of Chicago. Dr. Fitzgerald is an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Family Medicine and Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Rush University, as well as the Associate Program Director of the Rush Addiction Medicine Fellowship. She completed the addiction medicine fellowship at Rush University in 2020. She is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School and completed her family medicine residency in 2012 with the Montana Family Medicine Residency. Dr. Fitzgerald developed an interest in provision of care for underserved populations and those affected by substance use disorders during her residency. Dr. Fitzgerald also has extensive experience in telemedicine. During her fellowship, Dr. Fitzgerald worked with the addiction medicine faculty to create RISE-MD (Rush Integrative Substance Use Disorder Education for Medical Doctors), an educational initiative in Rush Medical College that focuses on eliminating stigma while promoting evidence-based treatment of substance use disorders in the next generation of physicians. She has worked with the American Society of Addiction Medicine and the Illinois Society of Addiction Medicine on key advocacy and policy initiatives related to substance use disorders. Dr. Fitzgerald is also an active member of the Federation of State Physician Health Programs and is an advocate for physician health and wellness.

    No Relevant Financial Disclosures

    ACCME Accredited with Commendation

    CME, CE, CEU and Other Credit Types


    ACCME Accreditation Statement

    The American Society of Addiction Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    AMA Credit Designation Statement

    The American Society of Addiction Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals

    This activity has been approved by the American Society of Addiction Medicine, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for educational credits. NAADAC Provider #295, ASAM is responsible for all aspects of the programming.

    California Association for Drug/Alcohol Educators (CAADE)

    This educational program is approved by CAADE: #CP40 999 1222

    California Association of DUI Treatment Centers (CADTP)

    This educational program is approved by CADTP: #205

    California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals (CCAPP)

    This educational program is approved by CCAPP: #OS-20-330-1222

    Continuing Education Credits (CEUs)

    Non-physician participants will receive a certificate of attendance upon completion of the activity and an online evaluation confirming their participation. Participants should submit his/her certificate of attendance to their professional organization/institute.

    Maintenance of Certification


    The American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS)

    Through the American Board of Medical Specialties (“ABMS”) ongoing commitment to increase access to practice relevant Continuing Certification Activities through the ABMS Continuing Certification Directory ASAM Review Course in Addiction Medicine has met the requirements as a MOC Part II CME Activity (apply toward general CME requirement) for the following ABMS Member Boards: Allergy and Immunology, Anesthesiology, Family Medicine, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Psychiatry and Neurology, Preventive Medicine, Radiology.

    American Board of Preventive Medicine (ABPM)

    The American Board of Preventive Medicine (ABPM) has approved this activity for a maximum of 0.75 LLSA credit towards ABPM MOC Part II requirements.

    American Board of Anesthesiology (ABA)

    This activity contributes to the CME component of the American Board of Anesthesiology’s redesigned Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology TM (MOCA®) program, known as MOCA 2.0®.

    American Board of Pediatrics (ABP)

    Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the activity, with individual assessments of the participant and feedback to the participant, enables the participant to earn a maximum of 0.75 MOC points in the American Board of Pediatrics’ (ABP) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABP MOC credit.

    American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM)

    Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 0.75 Medical Knowledge MOC point in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credits.

    American Board of Surgery (ABS)

    Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the learner to earn credit toward the CME and/or Self-Assessment requirements of the American Board of Surgery’s Continuous Certification program. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit learner completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABS credit

    American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN)

    Successful completion of this CME activity can be used to satisfy the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology’s (ABPN) CME requirement for Maintenance of Certification program.

    Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC)

    Royal College Fellows can use participation in Accredited Continuing Medical Education to earn Section 3 Credits

    American Board of Addiction Medicine (ABAM)

    Successful completion of this activity can be used to satisfy the American Board of Addiction Medicine (ABAM) for Tmoc as credits towards ABAM LLSA Part II requirements.

    Disclosure Information


    In accordance with disclosure policies of ASAM and the ACCME, the effort is made to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all CME activities. These policies include mitigating all possible relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies for the Planning Committees and Presenters. All activity Planning Committee member and Presenters have disclosed relevant financial relationship information. The ASAM CME Committee has reviewed these disclosures and determined that the relationships are not inappropriate in the context of their respective presentations and are not inconsistent with the educational goals and integrity of the activity.

  • Product not yet rated Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    This 60-minute, on demand session from the ASAM 2022 Review Course provides an overview of interesting cases related to addiction medicine, and challenges learners to be open to the unexpected and aware of their own biases.

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    Interesting Cases from Review Course 2022

    Recorded: Friday, July 22, 2022 - Sunday, July 24, 2022
    On-Demand Session

    Overview

    This 60-minute, on demand session from the ASAM 2022 Review Course provides an overview of interesting cases related to addiction medicine, and challenges learners to be open to the unexpected and aware of their own biases.

    This 60-minute, on demand session from the ASAM 2022 Review Course provides an overview of interesting cases related to addiction medicine, and challenges learners to be open to the unexpected and aware of their own biases.

    The target audience for this introductory and intermediate level activity includes: Physicians preparing for the ABPM or AOA Board Certification Examination in addiction medicine, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, other clinicians, researchers, residents, fellows, students, and counselors.

    This activity addresses the following ACGME Competencies: Patient Care, Medical Knowledge, Practice-Based Learning and Improvement

    Learning Objectives

    Upon completion, learners will be able to:

    1. Demonstrate practical knowledge on the neurobiology of addiction and articulate its activity in terms useful in a clinical setting
    2. Describe the effects of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs in both tolerant and non-tolerant individuals
    3. Describe the process for diagnosing addiction and differentiating the symptoms of addiction from those of other medical or psychiatric disorders
    4. Explain the various pharmacologic and psychosocial treatments for addictive disorders and describe the factors that should be considered in selecting a treatment modality to match the needs of a specific patient
    5. Describe the precipitants of relapse and current evidence-based practices to prevent and manage relapse

    Registration Rates

    ASAM Learner TypeRate
    ASAM Member$29
    Non-Member$39
    Associate Member$19
    Resident Member*$19
    Student Member*$19

    *Residents, Fellows-in-training, Interns, and Students must join ASAM to receive a discounted registration rate. Click here to become an ASAM member. National and Chapter membership dues apply. There is no charge for Students to become a Member, but verification of student status is required.

    Membership Question?  Call ASAM at 1.301.656.3920, email us, or view the ASAM website for more information.

    Refunds & Cancellations

    All ASAM eLearning Center refund requests must be made in writing to Education@ASAM.org within 90 days of purchase. Those requesting refunds for courses that are in progress will receive partial refunds or eLearning Center credit. Automatic full refunds will be made for any course with a live-course component that has been cancelled.

    Registration Deadline: 08/15/2025

    Instructions

    1. Click on the Contents tab to begin this activity.
    2. Click Complete Evaluation to provide valuable activity feedback. Scroll down on all questions as there may be answer options that expand past the size of the window.
    3. Click the button Claim Certificate of Completion in the box titled Certificate for Completion. Choose the type of credit and click submit. Click the button View/Print Certificate to save or print your certificate. You can view/print your certificate at any time by visiting the ASAM eLearning Center, clicking Dashboard, and clicking Transcript/Achievements.

    Need Assistance?

    For assistance logging in, accessing activities, claiming credit, or for other questions or concerns, please check the FAQ page or e-mail Education@ASAM.org

    ASAM is proud to offer eSSENTIAL Accessibility to ensure our website is accessible and functional for all our learners while providing free assistive technology for people with the widest possible range of abilities.

    Edwin Salsitz, MD, DFASAM

    Unit Chief, Inpatient Rehabilitation

    Mount Sinai Beth Israel

    Dr. Edwin A. Salsitz has been an attending physician in the Mount Sinai Beth Israel , Division of Chemical Dependency, New York City, since 1983, and is an Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He is the principal investigator of the Methadone Medical Maintenance (office-based methadone maintenance) research project. Dr. Salsitz is certified in Addiction Medicine by the American Board of Preventive Medicine, as well as by the Board of Internal Medicine and Pulmonary Disease. He has published and lectures frequently on addiction medicine topics.

    Dr. Salsitz is a course director for ASAM sponsored Buprenorphine and REMS Opioid trainings, and is a lead mentor in the PCSS-MAT mentoring program. He has co-chaired the ASAM Review Course, the ASAM Common Threads Course, the ASAM State of the Art course and is a reviewer for the Journal of Addiction Medicine and Drug and Alcohol Dependence. He is the chair of the ASAM REMS course on safe and effective prescribing of opioids. Dr. Salsitz was the Co-chair of the ASAM CME committee and Chair of the New York Society of Addiction Medicine CME and Education committee.

    Dr. Salsitz is a member of the medical advisory panel, for the New York State Office of Alcohol and Substance Abuse Services.
    Dr. Salsitz is the recipient of the 2014 ASAM Annual Award, and the 2018 ASAM Annual Educator of the Year Award.

    No Relevant Financial Disclosures

    CME, CE, CEU and Other Credit Types


    This program is NOT accredited for CME by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME).

    Learners can download a certificate of completion at the end of the activity.

    Disclosure Information


    This program is not accredited for CME by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), which means it does not have to follow the ACCME Standards and Guidelines with regards to collecting and mitigating disclosure information from planners and presenters.

  • Product not yet rated Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits

    This 45-minute, on-demand session from the ASAM 2022 Review Course addresses stimulants by describing their methods of use, pharmacological effects, and clinical approaches to treating adverse effects and stimulant use disorder.

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    Stimulant Use Disorder: Trends and Treatment 

    Recorded: Friday, July 22, 2022 - Sunday, July 24, 2022
    On-Demand Session

    Overview

    This 45-minute, on-demand session from the ASAM 2022 Review Course addresses stimulants by describing their methods of use, pharmacological effects, and clinical approaches to treating adverse effects and stimulant use disorder.

    While addiction treatment providers continue to fight the opioid overdose epidemic, there has been a growing resurgence in stimulant use. This session is designed to describe the methods of use, pharmacological effects, and molecular mechanisms of action for stimulant drugs, including cocaine, methamphetamine and newer "bath salts" cathinones. The presenter will also discuss clinical approaches for treating adverse effects and stimulant use disorders.

    The target audience for this introductory and intermediate level activity includes: Physicians preparing for the ABPM or AOA Board Certification Examination in addiction medicine, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, other clinicians, researchers, residents, fellows, students, and counselors.

    This activity addresses the following ACGME Competencies: Patient Care, Medical Knowledge, Practice-Based Learning and Improvement

    Learning Objectives

    Upon completion, learners will be able to:

    1. Demonstrate practical knowledge on the neurobiology of addiction and articulate its activity in terms useful in a clinical setting
    2. Describe the effects of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs in both tolerant and non-tolerant individuals
    3. Describe the process for diagnosing addiction and differentiating the symptoms of addiction from those of other medical or psychiatric disorders
    4. Explain the various pharmacologic and psychosocial treatments for addictive disorders and describe the factors that should be considered in selecting a treatment modality to match the needs of a specific patient
    5. Describe the precipitants of relapse and current evidence-based practices to prevent and manage relapse

    Registration Rates

    ASAM Learner TypeRate
    ASAM Member$29
    Non-Member$39
    Associate Member$19
    Resident Member*$19
    Student Member*$19

    *Residents, Fellows-in-training, Interns, and Students must join ASAM to receive a discounted registration rate. Click here to become an ASAM member. National and Chapter membership dues apply. There is no charge for Students to become a Member, but verification of student status is required.

    Membership Question?  Call ASAM at 1.301.656.3920, email us, or view the ASAM website for more information.

    Refunds & Cancellations

    All ASAM eLearning Center refund requests must be made in writing to Education@ASAM.org within 90 days of purchase. Those requesting refunds for courses that are in progress will receive partial refunds or eLearning Center credit. Automatic full refunds will be made for any course with a live-course component that has been cancelled.

    Registration Deadline: 08/15/2025

    Instructions

    1. Click on the Contents tab to begin this activity.
    2. Click Complete Post Test to answer multiple choice questions. Participants will have 10 attempts to pass and must answer 2 out of 3 questions correctly.
    3. Click Complete Evaluation to provide valuable activity feedback. Scroll down on all questions as there may be answer options that expand past the size of the window.
    4. Click the button Claim Medical Credits in the box titled Claim Credits & Certificate. Choose the type of credit and click submit. Click the button View/Print Certificate to save or print your certificate. You can view/print your certificate at any time by visiting the ASAM eLearning Center, clicking Dashboard, and clicking Transcript/Achievements.

    Need Assistance?

    For assistance logging in, accessing activities, claiming credit, or for other questions or concerns, please check the FAQ page or e-mail Education@ASAM.org

    ASAM is proud to offer eSSENTIAL Accessibility to ensure our website is accessible and functional for all our learners while providing free assistive technology for people with the widest possible range of abilities.

    Michael H. Baumann

    PhD

    Michael H. Baumann, PhD is a Staff Scientist and Chief of the Designer Drug Research Unit (DDRU), at the Intramural Research Program (IRP) of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) in Baltimore, Maryland.  The DDRU collects, analyzes and disseminates the most up-to-date information about the pharmacology and toxicology of newly-emerging synthetic drugs of abuse (i.e., designer drugs), more formally known as new psychoactive substances (NPS).  Working with partner organizations such as the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the National Drug Early Warning System (NDEWS), Dr. Baumann is kept informed about trends in the misuse of NPS.  The DDRU has characterized the molecular mechanism of action and pharmacological effects for a diversity of NPS, including “bath salts” (synthetic stimulants), “spice” (synthetic cannabinoids) and synthetic opioids.  Findings from the DDRU inform law enforcement personnel, health care workers, clinical toxicologists, forensic scientists, basic researchers, and policymakers who are involved in responding to the global spread of NPS and the associated public health risks. 


    No Relevant Financial Disclosures

    ACCME Accredited with Commendation

    CME, CE, CEU and Other Credit Types


    ACCME Accreditation Statement

    The American Society of Addiction Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    AMA Credit Designation Statement

    The American Society of Addiction Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals

    This activity has been approved by the American Society of Addiction Medicine, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for educational credits. NAADAC Provider #295, ASAM is responsible for all aspects of the programming.

    California Association for Drug/Alcohol Educators (CAADE)

    This educational program is approved by CAADE: #CP40 999 1222

    California Association of DUI Treatment Centers (CADTP)

    This educational program is approved by CADTP: #205

    California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals (CCAPP)

    This educational program is approved by CCAPP: #OS-20-330-1222

    Continuing Education Credits (CEUs)

    Non-physician participants will receive a certificate of attendance upon completion of the activity and an online evaluation confirming their participation. Participants should submit his/her certificate of attendance to their professional organization/institute.

    Maintenance of Certification


    The American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS)

    Through the American Board of Medical Specialties (“ABMS”) ongoing commitment to increase access to practice relevant Continuing Certification Activities through the ABMS Continuing Certification Directory ASAM Review Course in Addiction Medicine has met the requirements as a MOC Part II CME Activity (apply toward general CME requirement) for the following ABMS Member Boards: Allergy and Immunology, Anesthesiology, Family Medicine, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Psychiatry and Neurology, Preventive Medicine, Radiology.

    American Board of Preventive Medicine (ABPM)

    The American Board of Preventive Medicine (ABPM) has approved this activity for a maximum of 0.75 LLSA credit towards ABPM MOC Part II requirements.

    American Board of Anesthesiology (ABA)

    This activity contributes to the CME component of the American Board of Anesthesiology’s redesigned Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology TM (MOCA®) program, known as MOCA 2.0®.

    American Board of Pediatrics (ABP)

    Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the activity, with individual assessments of the participant and feedback to the participant, enables the participant to earn a maximum of 0.75 MOC points in the American Board of Pediatrics’ (ABP) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABP MOC credit.

    American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM)

    Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 0.75 Medical Knowledge MOC point in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credits.

    American Board of Surgery (ABS)

    Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the learner to earn credit toward the CME and/or Self-Assessment requirements of the American Board of Surgery’s Continuous Certification program. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit learner completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABS credit

    American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN)

    Successful completion of this CME activity can be used to satisfy the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology’s (ABPN) CME requirement for Maintenance of Certification program.

    Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC)

    Royal College Fellows can use participation in Accredited Continuing Medical Education to earn Section 3 Credits

    American Board of Addiction Medicine (ABAM)

    Successful completion of this activity can be used to satisfy the American Board of Addiction Medicine (ABAM) for Tmoc as credits towards ABAM LLSA Part II requirements.

    Disclosure Information


    In accordance with disclosure policies of ASAM and the ACCME, the effort is made to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all CME activities. These policies include mitigating all possible relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies for the Planning Committees and Presenters. All activity Planning Committee member and Presenters have disclosed relevant financial relationship information. The ASAM CME Committee has reviewed these disclosures and determined that the relationships are not inappropriate in the context of their respective presentations and are not inconsistent with the educational goals and integrity of the activity.

  • Product not yet rated Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits

    This 45-minute, on-demand session from the ASAM 2022 Review Course covers a diverse group of substances including hallucinogens, dissociatives, inhalants, and steroids as well as the physiological effects, epidemiology, and treatment options.

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    Other Classes of Drugs: Pharmacology and Epidemiology 

    Recorded: Friday, July 22, 2022 - Sunday, July 24, 2022
    On-Demand Session

    Overview

    This 45-minute, on-demand session from the ASAM 2022 Review Course covers a diverse group of substances including hallucinogens, dissociatives, inhalants, and steroids as well as the physiological effects, epidemiology, and treatment options.

    Addiction treatment providers are often confronted with a wide array of substance use disorders. This session will cover a diverse group of substances including hallucinogens, dissociatives, inhalants, and steroids. Participants will learn the physiological effects, epidemiology, treatment options and notable examples for each drug class.

    The target audience for this introductory and intermediate level activity includes: Physicians preparing for the ABPM or AOA Board Certification Examination in addiction medicine, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, other clinicians, researchers, residents, fellows, students, and counselors.

    This activity addresses the following ACGME Competencies: Patient Care, Medical Knowledge, Practice-Based Learning and Improvement

    Learning Objectives

    Upon completion, learners will be able to:

    1. Demonstrate practical knowledge on the neurobiology of addiction and articulate its activity in terms useful in a clinical setting
    2. Describe the effects of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs in both tolerant and non-tolerant individuals
    3. Describe the process for diagnosing addiction and differentiating the symptoms of addiction from those of other medical or psychiatric disorders
    4. Explain the various pharmacologic and psychosocial treatments for addictive disorders and describe the factors that should be considered in selecting a treatment modality to match the needs of a specific patient
    5. Describe the precipitants of relapse and current evidence-based practices to prevent and manage relapse

    Registration Rates

    ASAM Learner TypeRate
    ASAM Member$29
    Non-Member$39
    Associate Member$19
    Resident Member*$19
    Student Member*$19

    *Residents, Fellows-in-training, Interns, and Students must join ASAM to receive a discounted registration rate. Click here to become an ASAM member. National and Chapter membership dues apply. There is no charge for Students to become a Member, but verification of student status is required.

    Membership Question?  Call ASAM at 1.301.656.3920, email us, or view the ASAM website for more information.

    Refunds & Cancellations

    All ASAM eLearning Center refund requests must be made in writing to Education@ASAM.org within 90 days of purchase. Those requesting refunds for courses that are in progress will receive partial refunds or eLearning Center credit. Automatic full refunds will be made for any course with a live-course component that has been cancelled.

    Registration Deadline: 08/15/2025

    Instructions

    1. Click on the Contents tab to begin this activity.
    2. Click Complete Post Test to answer multiple choice questions. Participants will have 10 attempts to pass and must answer 2 out of 3 questions correctly.
    3. Click Complete Evaluation to provide valuable activity feedback. Scroll down on all questions as there may be answer options that expand past the size of the window.
    4. Click the button Claim Medical Credits in the box titled Claim Credits & Certificate. Choose the type of credit and click submit. Click the button View/Print Certificate to save or print your certificate. You can view/print your certificate at any time by visiting the ASAM eLearning Center, clicking Dashboard, and clicking Transcript/Achievements.

    Need Assistance?

    For assistance logging in, accessing activities, claiming credit, or for other questions or concerns, please check the FAQ page or e-mail Education@ASAM.org

    ASAM is proud to offer eSSENTIAL Accessibility to ensure our website is accessible and functional for all our learners while providing free assistive technology for people with the widest possible range of abilities.

    Annie Levesque

    MD, MSc

    Annie Levesque, MD, MSc is the Medical Director of the Opioid Treatment Program at the Addiction Institute at Mount Sinai West. She is also the Associate Director of the Fellowship in Addiction Medicine Program at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. After receiving her medical degree from the University of Montreal, Dr. Levesque completed a Family Medicine and a Clinician-Scholar residency program at the University of Montreal, an Addiction Medicine fellowship at Mount Sinai West Hospital and a Masters in Experimental Medicine at McGill University

    No Relevant Financial Disclosures
    ACCME Accredited with Commendation

    CME, CE, CEU and Other Credit Types


    ACCME Accreditation Statement

    The American Society of Addiction Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    AMA Credit Designation Statement

    The American Society of Addiction Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals

    This activity has been approved by the American Society of Addiction Medicine, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for educational credits. NAADAC Provider #295, ASAM is responsible for all aspects of the programming.

    California Association for Drug/Alcohol Educators (CAADE)

    This educational program is approved by CAADE: #CP40 999 1222

    California Association of DUI Treatment Centers (CADTP)

    This educational program is approved by CADTP: #205

    California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals (CCAPP)

    This educational program is approved by CCAPP: #OS-20-330-1222

    Continuing Education Credits (CEUs)

    Non-physician participants will receive a certificate of attendance upon completion of the activity and an online evaluation confirming their participation. Participants should submit his/her certificate of attendance to their professional organization/institute.

    Maintenance of Certification


    The American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS)

    Through the American Board of Medical Specialties (“ABMS”) ongoing commitment to increase access to practice relevant Continuing Certification Activities through the ABMS Continuing Certification Directory ASAM Review Course in Addiction Medicine has met the requirements as a MOC Part II CME Activity (apply toward general CME requirement) for the following ABMS Member Boards: Allergy and Immunology, Anesthesiology, Family Medicine, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Psychiatry and Neurology, Preventive Medicine, Radiology.

    American Board of Preventive Medicine (ABPM)

    The American Board of Preventive Medicine (ABPM) has approved this activity for a maximum of 0.75 LLSA credit towards ABPM MOC Part II requirements.

    American Board of Anesthesiology (ABA)

    This activity contributes to the CME component of the American Board of Anesthesiology’s redesigned Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology TM (MOCA®) program, known as MOCA 2.0®.

    American Board of Pediatrics (ABP)

    Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the activity, with individual assessments of the participant and feedback to the participant, enables the participant to earn a maximum of 0.75 MOC points in the American Board of Pediatrics’ (ABP) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABP MOC credit.

    American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM)

    Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 0.75 Medical Knowledge MOC point in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credits.

    American Board of Surgery (ABS)

    Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the learner to earn credit toward the CME and/or Self-Assessment requirements of the American Board of Surgery’s Continuous Certification program. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit learner completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABS credit

    American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN)

    Successful completion of this CME activity can be used to satisfy the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology’s (ABPN) CME requirement for Maintenance of Certification program.

    Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC)

    Royal College Fellows can use participation in Accredited Continuing Medical Education to earn Section 3 Credits

    American Board of Addiction Medicine (ABAM)

    Successful completion of this activity can be used to satisfy the American Board of Addiction Medicine (ABAM) for Tmoc as credits towards ABAM LLSA Part II requirements.

    Disclosure Information


    In accordance with disclosure policies of ASAM and the ACCME, the effort is made to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all CME activities. These policies include mitigating all possible relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies for the Planning Committees and Presenters. All activity Planning Committee member and Presenters have disclosed relevant financial relationship information. The ASAM CME Committee has reviewed these disclosures and determined that the relationships are not inappropriate in the context of their respective presentations and are not inconsistent with the educational goals and integrity of the activity.

Board Exam Preparation Cohort

As part of your course registration for ASAM Review Course in Addiction Medicine you will receive FREE registration for the Board Exam Preparation Cohort which will be open from July 25, 2022- February 28, 2023, on ASAM Connect.  

This learning community is designed to help learners prepare for the ABPM and AOA Board Certification Exams beyond completion of ASAM’s Review Course. This learning community provides an online space for participants to ask questions, share tips and insights about the exam, connect with faculty, and network with other peers who are also taking the exam. 

How to Access the Learning Community: 

  1. Go to https://connect.asam.org/  
  2. In the top right corner, click “Sign In” 
  3. Login using your ASAM account information. If you can’t remember your credentials, click “Forgot Password?” 
  4. You will be redirected to the ASAM Member Portal. On the top navigation bar, click “Community” and then “ASAM Connect” or type https://connect.asam.org into your web browser.  
  5. Once logged in, you will be prompted to read and accept the “Community Rules and Privacy Guidelines” 
  6. On the top navigation bar, click “Communities” and then “My Communities” 
  7. Find the Board Exam Preparation Cohort and click on the title. 

You can now start posting discussions threads, responding to faculty and peer discussion threads, and engaging with your peers!