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Resources to increase awareness of the impact of substance use on patients' health and help identify drug use early and prevent it from escalating to abuse or addiction.


Tools and Resources for Your Practice

Anyone can become addicted to drugs

Clinical Trials Information


Why Physicians Should Screen Their Patients

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The Most Important Things I've Learned Through Addiction and Recovery: Rhonda

Continuing Education and Training

  • Opioid and Pain Management CMEs/CEs: Featuring videos that model effective communication, courses provide guidance for screening pain patients before prescribing and identifying when patients are abusing their medications.  Accreditation through Medscape Education
  • Talking to Patients About Health Risk Behaviors CME/CE: A Motivational Interviewing techniques course featuring video vignettes as well as a real time patient simulation where physicians can practice their skills with feedback and support.  Accreditation through Medscape Education
  • American College of Physicians Practice Advisor Modules: Apply the principles of patient-centered care, review evidence-based tools, and obtain practical guidance on how to integrate Addressing Substance Use and Motivational Interviewing into your clinical practice.  Coming Soon!  Maintenance of Certification credit by ABIM for Addressing Substance Use Module.
  • Addiction Medicine in Primary Care Lectures: A series of short presentations given by the Nation's leading experts on addiction to help inform the care of patients presenting with substance use disorders in primary care settings.
  • Addiction Performance Project: A CME/CE program exploring the family dynamics and stigma of substance use disorders through the lens of Long Day’s Journey into Night. Excerpts read by a professional cast with thoughtful expert reaction.

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