An understanding of substance use disorder
An understanding of ?substance use disorder?
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Release Date: March 2014
Expiration Date: March 2015
Estimated time to complete the educational activity: 30 minutes
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.
Target 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.
Learning 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.
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM
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CE for Nurses
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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.
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Scott Hambleton, MD, FASAM
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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.
Method of Participation: 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 posttest 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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