Addiction Seminar CME / CPD 

Short Course:  10 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits for CME / CEU / CPD

Course(s) are appropriate for:  Subspecialist Physicians, Family Practitioners, Internists, General Practitioners, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Physician Assistants (PA-C's)

Series 1B (ADC1B) Topics Include:  Pharmacologic Management, Management of Impulse Control, Adolescent Substance Abuse, and more. 

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Course Topics

Neurobiology of Pain and Addiction

Explain why addiction is considered a disease; Distinguish substance abuse from true addiction, and addiction-related behaviors from conscious choices; Identify reward and aversion pathways implicated in the development of addiction and chronic pain; Differentiate responses to acute pain from responses to chronic pain; Recognize brain changes and personality traits that predispose an individual to the development of chronic pain.


Pharmacologic Management of Addiction

Distinguish between suicidal behavior and nonsuicidal self-injury; Identify individuals most at risk for suicidal behavior based on sex and age; Explain neurodevelopmental abnormalities involved in suicidal behavior; Prevent suicide through gatekeeper training and restriction of lethal means; Treat individuals at risk for suicidal behavior through suicide screening, pharmacotherapy, and cognitive behavioral therapy.


Addiction Medicine

Recognize patients with heavy or hazardous drinking behaviors; Describe approaches to alcohol use disorder, including brief intervention, sobriety sampling, and counseling; Review criteria for alcohol use disorder based on Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (Fifth Edition); Discuss the pharmacodynamics and possible adverse effects of buprenorphine; Counsel patients about drug interactions, abuse potential, and risks during pregnancy associated with naltrexone and acamprosate.


Management of Impulse Control Disorders

List criteria for oppositional defiant disorder and intermittent explosive disorder; Describe ICDs not officially recognized in Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (Fifth Edition); Use appropriate questionnaires and inventories to assess aggression and impulse control; Evaluate psychotherapeutic techniques to reduce aggression and impulsive behaviors; Select appropriate medications for treatment of ICDs such as intermittent explosive disorder, skin-picking disorder, and compulsive buying.

Adolescent Substance Abuse in the Era of Social Media

Discuss the efficacy of psychotherapeutic approaches to treating substance use disorders; Review medications used to treat substance use disorders; Describe group and social treatment modalities for adolescents; Evaluate the risks and benefits of the use of social media networks by adolescents; Explain how social media can be used in therapeutic approaches.


Additional Information

Additional Continuing Medical Education options available:

Other courses of interest may include:  Women's HealthMen's HealthFamily PracticeInternal MedicinePsychiatry and Nutrition

If you have taken the current Addiction CME / CPD Review listed above or if you are seeking additional credits, please visit: Medical Courses Coming Soon There you will find abbreviated listings of additional courses available related to this specialty and courses that are soon to be released.

For over 30 years, ASI has provided Continuing Medical Education, CME & CEU and Continuing Professional Development Education (CPD) for physicians and allied professionals in Addiction plus over 40 other specialties and subspecialties.  Lectures are recorded annually at the top seminars and conferences to provide the most current medical education to our clients.