The ASAM Fundamentals of Addiction Medicine is an 8-hour on-demand innovative, case-based workshop designed for providers who are relatively new to the field of addiction medicine, such as primary care physicians, clinicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and behavioral health specialists, who see patients at risk for or with addiction.
Addiction as a disease continues to cost the global community a staggering amount both financially and in lives lost, but there are treatments available to help patients. Participants of this workshop will learn more about addiction medicine and how to screen, diagnose, treat, and/or refer patients with addiction – many of whom have co-occurring medical and psychiatric comorbidities.

This is a practical, cased based course designed to be interactive and engaging. The course is designed to empower primary care and other providers to diagnose and treat patients at risk for, or with addiction, by translating the signs of the disease of addiction into transformative, positive outcomes for patients.

The target audience for this beginner level workshop include: physicians, nurse practitioners/nurses, physician assistants, counselors, and other healthcare providers. Clinicians who see patients with addiction in primary care, emergency/urgent care, treatment center, or general psychiatry settings.

The ACGME competencies include: Patient Care and Procedural Skills, Medical Knowledge, Practice-based Learning and Improvement, Interpersonal and Communication Skills.

This on-demand course contains the following modules:

Module 1: Meeting Our Patient: An Introduction to Addictive Disorders
Module 2: The Clinical Manifestations of the Neurobiology of Addiction
Module 3: For Every Ill, There May Be a Pill: Assessing and Treating Substance Use Disorders
Module 4: Should I Open Pandora’s Box? SBIRT and a “Taste” of Motivational Interviewing

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