Essentials - Sleep Problems Complicated by Substance Use Disorders
This lecture will provide an overview of normal sleep followed by a detailed description of how SUDs impact it. Clinicians can use the information to educate and motivate their patients as part of the recovery plan.
Nonpharmacologic suggestions will help clinicians provide evidenced based solutions.
Substance Use Disorders are one of the major medical disorders whether measured in personal, economic, or epidemiologic terms. All physicians will encounter patients with substance use disorders and primary care providers are the gateway to both initial treatment and subsequent referrals to specialists. This CME will provide participants with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to discuss substance use disorders with their patients in terms of how SUDs impact sleep and offer suggestions as part of a treatment plan that addresses sleep problems.
1.Learn the basic elements of the sleep cycle.
2.Learn how SUDs impact sleep and ways to improve the patients quality of life and recovery.
R. Gregory Lande, DO, FAOAAM (Moderator)
R. Gregory Lande, DO is a past president of the AOAAM.
Dr. Lande retired from active duty military service and now practices psychiatry at Walter Reed National Military
Medical center in Bethesda, MD.
He is the author of over 100 articles, chapters, and books.