Drug Testing: Process and Settings in Addiction Treatment Webinar (1 CME)
This webinar will help build knowledge of the process and settings of drug testing in addiction treatment, as stated in The ASAM Appropriate Use of Drug Testing in Clinical Addiction Medicine document. It will allow physicians to determine clearly how to choose and schedule a test, and respond to test results. It will also allow physicians to recognize the specific guidance warranted by different settings and levels of care including early intervention, outpatient services, intensive outpatient/partial hospitalization services, residential/inpatient care, medically management intensive inpatient services, and opioid treatment services. This webinar is intended for addiction specialists and all providers utilizing drug testing in the context of the identification, diagnosis, treatment, and monitoring of patients with, or at risk for, addiction. It will also be useful for physicians and other providers concerned about the possibility of addiction in their patient population.
MD, MS, MBA, DFASAM
Since 2009, Dr. Freedman has worked as the Chief Medical Officer of Lemuel Shattuck Hospital in Boston; a facility that cares for many patients with substance use disorder, previously serving as Chief of Medicine. In addition, he is also a Clinical Professor of Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine and Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Dr. Freedman is board-certified in addiction medicine, internal medicine, and gastroenterology, and a member of the AMA, ACP, and AGA. He has been a member of ASAM since 1997.
Over the past 20 years, Dr. Freedman has used his wide range of clinical and managerial skills to serve the needs of behavioral health and substance use patients. He teaches clinicians on the medically appropriate and humane treatment of pain disorders. Dr. Freedman’s professional commitment is to help move health care delivery towards the integration of medical care and substance use treatment in respectful and innovative ways.
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 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
1. Identify the fundamental components of the process of drug testing in addiction treatment.
2. Determine how to appropriately select the type of test for each patient, and how to respond to various test results.
3. Analyze the importance of and guidance around test scheduling and frequency.
4. Recognize the specific guidance warranted by drug testing in different settings and levels of care.