Essentials of Addiction Medicine

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  • Essentials: Stimulant Use Disorder

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Review the diagnosis of stimulant use disorders.

  • Essentials: Prescribing Naloxone to Patients for Overdose Reversal

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits

    This lecture is designed to provide the learner with brief history of the events in the late 1990s that resulted in today's opioid epidemic, discuss the epidemiology of opioid overdose and the neurobiology of overdose. Risk factors for overdose, the use of naloxone for overdose, and state laws regarding prescribing naloxone will be discussed.

  • Essentials: Alcohol Use Problems: Recommendations for Medical Management

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Alcohol is the most commonly used intoxicant in the world. There are a variety of physical, behavioral, and societal problems that can result from drinking alcohol in a risky or dependent pattern. This presentation will review some of t the development components, the acute treatments, and the long term treatments available. The program will stress the importance of a longitudinal approach to the treatment of the effected patient.

  • Essentials: 12 Step Program

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits

    We explain why 4-5 million people use 12 step methods & more people are seeking help for addiction to drugs and alcohol.

  • Essentials: Psychosocial Treatments for Substance Use Disorder

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits

    This lecture will review the co-morbid medical and behavioral treatments in the field of addiction medicine. Addiction Medicine patients have a higher rate of medical and psychiatric disorders and this often complicates the treatment of the addiction. Screening and evaluation process for medical and behavioral issues will be reviewed. Screening tools for PTSD, Depression and the Mental Status Examination will be reviewed in detail. Medical screening laboratory and toxicology screens will be discussed. Infectious disease evaluation and care is of critical importance in light of HIV, HEP C and other infectious processes. Treatment of chronic medical disorders including pain syndromes may complicate the treatment of addiction patients.

  • Essentials: Neurobiology of Addictions

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits

    The goal in presenting this lecture is to give an overview of the current theory of addiction as a brain disease, review the stages of addiction associated with this model and explain the concept of neuroplasticity and how neuroplastic changes in brain chemistry and synapses account for the characteristic behaviors seen in addiction.