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2018 Addictions and Their Treatment Course On Demand Material (No CE)
2018 Addictions and Their Treatment Course On Demand Material (No CE)
The 2018 Addictions and Their Treatment Course took place in Bonita Spring, FL in December 2018. This enduring material course includes a recording of all lectures and access to presentation slides.  There are no continuing education credits offered with this course material.
Target Audience
This course is meant to provide an introduction and review of addiction topics ranging from neurobiology to clinical treatment, and is intended to support efforts for board exam preparation and to enhance your clinical knowledge and skills.

This course is designed for anyone who is interested to learn more about substance use disorders and to help prepare for subspecialty certification in Addiction Psychiatry and Maintenance of Certification. It is recommended for Addiction Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine fellows, general psychiatry residents, and periodically for all academic and treatment personnel to stay updated on the most recent trends in the addiction field. Therefore, it is equally relevant to junior faculty and all clinicians as well as experienced practitioners and other health professionals.

Recent reports indicate the average primary care provider has more than 2,000 patients and as many as 200 of them could have a substance use disorder. This course provides PCPs a comprehensive review of current research and clinical applications to educate health professionals in evidence-based approaches in their clinical practices. It is relevant to faculty in primary care as well.
Course Learning Objectives
At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:
  1. Describe new advances in the pharmacotherapy and psychotherapy of alcohol, cocaine, opioid and nicotine addictive disorders.
  2. Discuss the epidemiology of substance use disorders and their co-occurrence with other mental disorders and review current recommended approaches for concurrent treatment of substance use disorders and other mental health disorders.
  3. Describe the role of genetics in the risk for developing alcohol and drug use disorders.
  4. Identify the major neurobiological pathways involved in addictive disorders.
  5. Identify the molecular mechanisms that are altered following drug and alcohol use.
  6. Review the literature on screening and brief intervention effectiveness, and teach this technique so it is applied.
  7. Review current treatment guidelines and how to utilize them in clinical practice.
Course Access Information
Expiration Date: December 31, 2021
Content Available Until: December 31, 2022

Once the activity expires, the content will be available for learners to view for one additional year. Access to the content will then be removed to ensure content validity in all AAAP educational activities.
Availability: On-Demand
Expires on 12/31/2021
Cost: Member: $100.00
Non-Member: $150.00
Credit Offered:
No Credit Offered
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