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An Understanding of Substance Use Disorder

An Understanding of Substance Use Disorder

Format

Monograph

Time to Complete

30 minutes

Released

March 12, 2014

Expires

March 12, 2015

Maximum Credits

0.50 / AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM
0.50 / CE for Nurses

Accredited Provider


Medical Education Resources

Program Description

From the March 2014 issue of The Clinical Advisor: An understanding of 
substance use disorder
. Effective treatment requires the recognition of addiction as a brain disease and an understanding of its underlying physiology and pathophysiology.

Intended Audience

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of primary-care physicians, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners who treat patients with substance use disorder.

Educational Objectives

After completing the activity, the participant should be better able to:

  • Name the major structures of the brain's reward pathway.
  • Describe the role that dopamine plays in the process of addiction.
  • Demonstrate how substance use disorders are diagnosed using DSM-5 criteria.
  • List the common signs and symptoms of opioid and alcohol withdrawal.
  • Review the evidence-based screening tools used to determine the presence of a substance use disorder.

Faculty

Mary Atkinson Smith, DNP, FNP-BC
Starkville Orthopedic Clinic
Starkville, MS

Scott Hambleton, MD, FASAM
Mississippi Professionals Health Program
Ridgeland, MS

Mary Atkinson Smith, DNP, FNP-BC, and Scott Hambleton, MD, FASAM, have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Publishing Staff Disclosures

The content managers, Joseph Kopcha and Nicole Blazek of Haymarket Medical Education, have disclosed that they have no relevant financial relationships or conflicts of interest relating directly or indirectly to this activity. Carman Ciervo, DO, acting on behalf of Medical Education Resources, has reported that he is on the Speakers' Bureau for Sunovion Pharmaceuticals. Veronda K. Smith, FNP-BC, of Medical Education Resources, has no relationships to disclose related to the content of this article.

Credit

0.50

Type

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM

Accreditation Statement

Physician Credit
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of Medical Education Resources (MER) and Haymarket Medical Education. MER is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement

Medical Education Resources designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Physician Assistants
AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for Category I credit from AOACCME, Prescribed credit from AAFP and AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. Physician Assistants may receive a maximum of 0.50 hours of Category I credit for completing this program.

Credit

0.50

Type

CE for Nurses

Accreditation Statement

Medical Education Resources is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Designation Statement

This CE activity provides 0.50 contact hours of continuing nursing education. Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 12299, for 0.50 contact hours.

Disclaimer

The content and views presented in this educational activity are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of Medical Education Resources or Haymarket Medical. The authors have disclosed if there is any discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA in their presentations. The opinions expressed in this educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of Medical Education Resources or Haymarket Medical Education.

Before prescribing any medicine, primary references and full prescribing information should be consulted. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient's conditions and possible contraindications on dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer's product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management.

Instructions

There are no fees for participating in and receiving CME credit for this activity. During the period March 2014 through March 2015, participants must: 1) read the learning objectives and faculty disclosures, 2) study the educational activity, 3) complete the post-test and submit it online and 4) complete the evaluation form online.

A statement of credit will be issued only upon receipt of a completed activity evaluation form and a completed post-test with a score of 70% or better.

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