ASAM Fundamentals of Addiction Medicine Online

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Fundamentals of Addiction Medicine

DEA Required SUD education certified seal

Created October 2023
On-Demand Course

Overview

The ASAM Fundamentals of Addiction Medicine is an 8-hour, on-demand, innovative, case-based workshop designed for providers who are relatively new to the field of addiction medicine, such as primary care physicians, clinicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and behavioral health specialists, who see patients at risk for or with addiction. 

Addiction as a disease continues to cost the global community a staggering amount both financially and in lives lost, but there are treatments available to help patients. Participants of this workshop will learn more about addiction medicine and how to screen, diagnose, treat, and/or refer patients with addiction – many of whom have co-occurring medical and psychiatric comorbidities. 

This is a practical, case-based course designed to be interactive and engaging. The course is designed to empower primary care and other providers to diagnose and treat patients at risk for, or with addiction, by translating the signs of the disease of addiction into transformative, positive outcomes for patients. 

The target audience for this beginner level workshop include: physicians, nurse practitioners/nurses, physician assistants, counselors, and other healthcare providers.  Clinicians who see patients with addiction in primary care, emergency/urgent care, treatment center, or general psychiatry settings.

The ACGME competencies include: Patient Care and Procedural Skills, Medical Knowledge, Practice-based Learning and Improvement, Interpersonal and Communication Skills.

This on-demand course contains the following modules: 

  • Module 1: An Introduction to Addictive Disorders 
  • Module 2: The Clinical Manifestations of the Neurobiology of Addiction
  • Module 3: A Brief Overview of Motivational Interviewing Basics
  • Module 4: Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT)
  • Module 5: Identifying Unhealthy Substance Use: Assessment
  • Module 6: Treating Substance Use Disorders with Medication and Counseling

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this educational activity, participants should be able to:

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

DEA Education Requirement

As an accredited organization named in Section 1263 of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2023, ASAM certifies that completion of this course meets the DEA requirement for 8 hours of education on substance use disorder(s).

Registration Rates

ASAM Learner TypeRate
ASAM Member$149
Non-Member$199
Associate Member$99
Resident Member*$99
Student Member*$99

*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.


Course Instructions

  1. Click on the Contents tab to begin this activity. Complete all modules.
  2. Click Complete Post Test to answer multiple choice questions. Participants will have 10 attempts to pass and must answer 17 out of 24 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.


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Elizabeth M. Salisbury-Afshar

MD, MPH, FAAFP, FACPM, DFASAM

Dr. Elizabeth Salisbury-Afshar, an Associate Professor at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, specializes in family medicine, preventive medicine, public health, and addiction medicine. Her work primarily focuses on increasing accessibility to evidence-based addiction treatment services and incorporating behavioral health in primary care. With over a decade of experience in federally qualified health centers, her clinical work focuses on working with medically underserved populations.  Currently, Dr. Salisbury-Afshar actively participates in ASAM through her positions as Chair of the Fundamentals of Addiction Medicine Program, as a member of the Conference Planning Committee. and as the ASAM representative on the AMA Substance Use and Pain Task Force.

No relevant financial disclosures.

Trina Fullard

MA, CCS, LCAS

Trina Fullard serves as the Chief Program Officer at Charlotte Rescue Mission, overseeing clinical programming for various programs.  She is a Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist and Certified Clinical Supervisor in North Carolina. With extensive experience in adolescent care and substance use disorder treatment, she has worked at the Marriott Foundation, Greenbriar Treatment Center, and McLeod Addictive Disease Center. Trina graduated from Washington and Jefferson College and the University of Maryland, College Park. She actively participates in community engagement through numerous councils and committees, including the ASAM Fundamentals of Addiction Medicine Planning Committee. 

No relevant financial disclosures.

Kirk Moberg

MD, PhD, FACP, FAAPL, CPE, DFASAM

Dr. Kirk Moberg is a Clinical Professor of Internal Medicine and Psychiatry at the University of Illinois College of Medicine.  He has served as medical director of three treatment centers in central Illinois, the most recent being the Illinois Institute for Addiction Recovery in Peoria.  Dr. Moberg received his MD and PhD from the University of Illinois and is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Preventive Medicine subspecialty Addiction Medicine.  He is a member of the Fundamentals of Addiction Medicine committee for ASAM.

No relevant financial disclosures.

Lipi Roy

MD, MPH, FASAM

Dr. Lipi Roy is an internal medicine and addiction medicine physician, keynote speaker, YouTube health show host, frequent media health commentator and founder of SITA MED. During the pandemic, Dr. Roy served on the frontlines as Medical Director of the Mayor's Office of Criminal Justice (MOCJ) Transitional Housing Sites and COVID Isolation and Quarantine Sites for Housing Works in New York City. She also treated patients with opioid use disorder at a harm reduction clinic in the Bronx. Dr. Roy also serves as a clinical assistant professor at NYU Langone Health. 

Before moving to New York, Dr. Roy was a primary care doctor to Boston's homeless population, among whom drug overdose was the leading cause of death. She also served as an attending physician at Massachusetts General Hospital and as faculty at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Roy completed her medical and master's in public health degrees at Tulane University, followed by residency training in internal medicine at Duke Medical Center.

Dr. Roy actively merges her passion for medicine with traditional and social media to educate and empower the public to make healthy decisions. She is a Forbes contributor and former MSNBC and NBC News Medical Contributor. Dr. Roy can be followed on Twitter (@lipiroy), Instagram + TikTok (@lipiroyMD), and on her YouTube show, "Health, Humor and Harmony."

No relevant financial disclosures.

Accreditation & Credit Designation Statements

Joint Accreditation Statement
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In support of improving patient care, the American Society of Addiction Medicine is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

The American Society of Addiction Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 8 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses

This activity awards 8 Nursing contact hours.

Pharmacy

This activity will offer 8 pharmacy contact hours (8 CEUs). Pharmacists will be asked to provide identifying information (e-Profile ID and DOB in MMDD format) in order to receive credit and allow reporting to CPE Monitor. (UAN: JA0000141-0000-23-001-H08-P)

PAs
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ASAM has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 8  AAPA Category 1 CME credits. Approval is valid until 11/12/2026. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.

Social Workers

As a Jointly Accredited Organization, ASAM is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. Regulatory boards are the final authority on courses accepted for continuing education credit. Social workers completing this course receive 8 general continuing education credits.

IPCE Credit

This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive 8 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credits for learning and change.

National Board for Certified Counselors ACEP

The American Society of Addiction Medicine has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 7062. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. The American Society of Addiction Medicine is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

California Association for Drug/Alcohol Educators (CAADE)

This educational program is approved by CAADE: #CP40 999 1225.

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-20-330-1224.

Continuing Education Credits (CEUs)

Upon completion of the activity and online evaluation, all other participants may request a certificate of participation. Participants may submit this certificate of participation to their professional organization/institute as documentation for completing this accredited continuing activity.

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

This activity meets the requirements for MOC/CCP for the following primary physician boards and for state licensing CME requirements. MOC Credit is only reported for ABA, ABP, ABIM, and ABS. By completing the online credit application and evaluation, the learner permits ASAM to report credits to the appropriate Board. Learn more.

  • American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS)
  • American Board of Preventive Medicine (ABPM)
  • American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM)
  • American Board of Pediatrics (ABP)
  • American Board of Surgery (ABS)
  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN)
  • American Board of Addiction Medicine (ABAM)
  • Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC)
    • Through an agreement between the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons in Canada, medical practitioners participating in the Royal College MOC Program may record completion of accredited activities registered under the ACCME’s “CME in Support of MOC” program in Section 3 of the Royal College’s MOC Program.

Disclosure Information

In accordance with disclosure policies of ASAM and Joint Accreditation, the effort is made to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all CME/CE activities. These policies include mitigating all relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies for the Planning Committees and Presenters. All activity Planning Committee members and Presenters have disclosed all financial relationship information. The ASAM CE 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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Course Overview
Begin self-paced component package.
Begin self-paced component package.
Module 1: An Introduction to Addictive Disorders
Begin self-paced component package.
Begin self-paced component package.
Module 2: The Clinical Manifestations of the Neurobiology of Addiction
Begin self-paced component package.
Begin self-paced component package.
Module 3: A Brief Overview of Motivational Interviewing Basics
Begin self-paced component package.
Begin self-paced component package.
Module 4: Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT)
Begin self-paced component package.
Begin self-paced component package.
Module 5: Identifying Unhealthy Substance Use: Assessment
Begin self-paced component package.
Begin self-paced component package.
Module 6: Treating Substance Use Disorders with Medication and Counseling
Begin self-paced component package.
Begin self-paced component package.
Complete Post Test
24 Questions  |  10 attempts  |  17/24 points to pass
24 Questions  |  10 attempts  |  17/24 points to pass This post-test has 24 questions and requires 17 out of 24 to pass the test.
Complete Evaluation
14 Questions
Complete Evaluation - Presenters
6 Questions
Enter Pharmacist CPE Monitor Information (Required for Pharmacists)
2 Questions
2 Questions Pharmacists and Pharmacist Technicians are required to enter their CPE Monitor reporting information. All other health professionals, including physicians, social workers, nurses, etc., should skip this step.
Claim Credit & Certificate
Up to 8.00 medical credits available  |  Certificate available
Up to 8.00 medical credits available  |  Certificate available Participants should claim only the credits commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.