Assessment and Effective Treatment of Alcohol and Substance Abuse Disorders 2021 (CME VIDEOS)

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In addition to an emphasis on alcohol use disorder — especially the underlying neurobiology and medication intervention — this online CME course explores opioid use disorder, medication treatment options and how best to use them, and at-risk subpopulations. Assessment and Effective Treatment of Alcohol and Substance Abuse Disorders is psychiatry continuing medical education that takes an in-depth look at:

  • Nonmedication treatment options, including behavioral strategies and pharmacological interventions
  • The role of psychotherapy, referral to AA, and SMART Recovery
  • Helping family members of patients with substance use disorders
  • Techniques to deal with the unmotivated patient’s denial, ambivalence, and reluctance to change, demonstrating how to motivate, persuade and confront effectively
  • Assessment and treatment of patients with co-occurring disorders such as trauma

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be better able to:

  • Evaluate indications for and use of common substance use disorder medications
  • Develop helpful strategies for family members of those with substance use disorders
  • Determine options for abstinence vs. cutting down
  • Distinguish substance-induced disorders vs. independent psychiatric illness
  • Refer patients knowledgeably to mutual-help groups such as AA or SMART Recovery
  • Evaluate key properties of the common drugs of abuse
  • Practice techniques to deal with denial, ambivalence, and reluctance to change
  • Demonstrate how to motivate, persuade and confront effectively
  • Develop helpful strategies for patients who want to cut down but who you think should abstain
  • Analyze models of both psychopharmacological and psychotherapeutic treatments for patients with substance use disorders and co-occurring psychiatric illness

Target Audience

This educational activity was designed for health professionals in the fields of psychiatry, psychology, nursing, social work, counseling, medicine, pediatrics and surgery.

TOPICS / SPEAKERS

All lectures by Mark Albanese, MD

Introduction and Assessment: Focus on Multidimensional Assessment of Patients with Substance Use Disorder

Treatment of Substance Use Disorders: Focus on Medications, Part 1

Treatment of Substance Use Disorders: Medications, Part 2, and Non-Medication Approaches

Co-Occurring Disorders: Implications, Assessment, and Treatment

Opioid Use Disorder: Assessment, Treatment, and Special Considerations

Date of Original Release: December 31, 2021

Termination Date: January 31, 2024

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