Essentials of Addiction Medicine

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  • Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits

    This presentation will review opioid pharmacology, the neurobiology of pain and an approach to management. There will be a review of the CDC guidelines for appropriate use of opioids following a short presentation of the the epidemiology of the current opioid overdose literature. This will be followed by a review of screening options for identify those individuals at greatest risk of developing an opioid use disorder. The program will conclude with a review of the current treatment options for managing opioid use disorders.

  • Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Substance use disorders are bio-psycho-social illnesses. This presentation will look at the neurobiology of these disorders as chronic diseases and how they impact the physical and emotional well-being of the patient and the society around them.

  • Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Substance use disorders are bio-psycho-social illnesses. This presentation will look at the neurobiology of these disorders as chronic diseases and how they impact the physical and emotional well-being of the patient and the society around them.

  • Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Review the diagnosis of stimulant use disorders.

  • 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.

  • 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.