Addiction Medicine for Non-Specialists

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A comprehensive CME program carefully designed to help non-specialists effectively screen, counsel and treat patients with substance use disorders. Ideal for MOC.

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Addiction Medicine for Non-Specialists is a case-based, comprehensive look at the most relevant information on the identification and management of substance use disorders. Led by Christopher W. Shanahan, MD, MPH, this CME course covers major substances used — alcohol, opioids, stimulants, benzodiazepines, tobacco/nicotine, and cannabis — and defines longitudinal, comprehensive and coordinated care strategies. It will help you to better:

  • Define addiction in terms of it being a relapsing and chronic disease
  • Distinguish between pharmacologic, medical, and behavioral strategies for opioid use treatment
  • Outline approaches to identify and treat substance use in adolescents and adults
  • Identify the commonly occurring infectious diseases seen in patients with addictions
  • Compare prescribing patterns for patients with acute and chronic pain
  • Classify psychiatric disorders that coexist with substance use disorders

Available online or via audio MP3 CDs, Addiction Medicine for Non-Specialists provides a maximum of 12.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits and 12.5 ABIM MOC points. You get access to unbiased, evidence-based content and case-based reviews so you can expand your knowledge and incorporate the latest guidelines into your daily practice.

View our full list of Topics/Speakers, Faculty, Accreditation and Media Format information.

Quick Facts

Provider: Oakstone

Course Director:
Christopher W. Shanahan, MD, MPH, FACP
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Boston University School of Medicine Medical Director Massachusetts Consultation Service for Treatment of Addiction and Pain (MCSTAP)
Section of General Internal Medicine Department of Medicine
Boston Medical Center Boston, MA

Credits: Earn a maximum of 12.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™ and 12.5 ABIM MOC points

  • Addiction: A Progressive Relapsing Chronic Disease - David Fiellin, MD
  • Identification and Initial Management of Unhealthy Alcohol and Other Drug Use - Richard Saitz, MD, MPH
  • Harm Reduction Including Overdose and Its Prevention - Christopher W. Shanahan, MD, MPH, FACP
  • Management of Acute Intoxication, Withdrawal, and Early Recovery, and Perioperative Care in Persons with Unsafe Use of Licit and Illicit Substances - Zoe M. Weinstein, MD, MS
  • Alcohol Use Disorder: Assessment and Treatment - Richard Saitz, MD, MPH
  • Opioids: Pharmacologic, Medical, and Behavioral Characteristics and Long-Term Management - Daniel P. Alford, MD, MPH
  • Stimulants: Pharmacologic, Medical, and Behavioral Characteristics and Long-Term Management - Alexander Y. Walley, MD, MSc
  • Benzodiazepine Use Disorder - Tae Woo Park, MD
  • Substance Use Across the Life Span: A Focus on Adolescent Alcohol, Nicotine, and Cannabis Use - Nicholas Chadi, MD, MPH
  • Tobacco/Nicotine: Pharmacologic, Medical, and Behavioral Characteristics and Long-Term Management - Hasmeena Kathuria, MD
  • Pain and Addiction: Diagnosis, Treatment, and Management - Phoebe A. Cushman, MD, MS
  • Addiction and Psychiatric Co-Morbidity - John A. Renner, Jr., MD
  • Office-Based Systems for Safer Opioid Prescribing for Acute and Chronic Pain and Long-Term Treatment of Substance Use Disorder in the Primary Care Setting (Alcohol, Opioids, Stimulants, Tobacco) - Christopher W. Shanahan, MD, MPH, FACP
  • Value-Driven Priorities for Addressing Infectious Consequences of the Opioid Crisis - Benjamin Linas, MD

Course Director

Christopher W. Shanahan, MD, MPH, FACP

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine
  • Boston University School of Medicine
  • Medical Director
  • Massachusetts Consultation Service for Treatment of Addiction and Pain (MCSTAP)
  • Section of General Internal Medicine
  • Department of Medicine
  • Boston Medical Center
  • Boston, MA

Faculty

Daniel P. Alford, MD, MPH

  • Professor of Medicine, Associate Dean
  • Continuing Medical Education, Director
  • Clinical Addiction Research and Education (CARE) Unit
  • Boston University School of Medicine
  • Boston Medical Center
  • Boston, MA

Nicholas Chadi, MD, MPH

  • Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
  • Division of Adolescent Medicine
  • Department of Pediatrics
  • Sainte-Justine University Hospital Center
  • University of Montreal
  • QC, Canada

Phoebe Cushman, MD, MS

  • Assistant Professor of General Internal Medicine
  • University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Boston, MA
  • Diplomate in Addiction Medicine
  • American Board of Preventive Medicine

David Fiellin, MD

  • Professor of Medicine
  • Emergency Medicine, and Public Health
  • Director, Program in Addiction Medicine
  • Yale School of Medicine
  • New Haven, CT

Hasmeena Kathuria, MD

  • Associate Professor of Medicine
  • Boston University School of Medicine
  • Director, Tobacco Treatment Center
  • Boston Medical Center
  • Boston, MA

Benjamin Linas, MD

  • Boston University
  • Schools of Medicine and Public Health
  • Boston Medical Center
  • Boston, MA

 

Tae Woo Park, MD

  • Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
  • Boston University School of Medicine
  • Attending Psychiatrist
  • Boston Medical Center
  • Boston, MA

John A. Renner, Jr., MD

  • Professor of Psychiatry
  • Boston University School of Medicine
  • Associate Chief of Psychiatry
  • VA Boston Healthcare System
  • Director, Addiction Psychiatry Residency Training Program BUMC/VA
  • Boston, MA

Richard Saitz, MD, MPH

  • Chair, Department of Community Health Sciences (CHS)
  • Professor of Community Health Sciences & Medicine
  • Boston University School of Public Health
  • Boston, MA

Alexander Y. Walley, MD, MSc

  • Associate Professor of Medicine
  • Director, Grayken Addiction Medicine Fellowship
  • Clinical Addiction Research and Education Unit
  • Boston Medical Center
  • Boston University School of Medicine
  • Boston, MA

Zoe M. Weinstein, MD, MS

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine
  • Boston University School of Medicine
  • Director, Addiction Consult Service
  • Boston Medical Center
  • Assistant Director
  • Addiction Medicine Fellowship Program BU/BMC
  • Boston, MA

Accreditation

Oakstone Publishing, LLC is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation

Oakstone Publishing, LLC designates this enduring material for a maximum of 12.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 12.5 Medical Knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

Date of Original Release: August 1, 2019
Date of Credit Termination: August 1, 2022
Estimated Time to Complete: 12.5 hours

CME credit is awarded upon successful completion of a course evaluation and post-test.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:

  • Describe addiction in terms of it being a relapsing and chronic disease
  • Differentiate among pharmacologic, medical, and behavioral strategies for opioid use treatment
  • Outline substance use identification and treatment for adolescents and adults
  • Identify the commonly occurring infectious diseases seen in patients with addictions
  • Compare prescribing for patients with acute pain and chronic pain
  • Identify psychiatric disorders that co-occur with substance use disorders

Intended Audience

This educational activity was designed for internists, family physicians, general psychiatrists, emergency physicians, adolescent medicine doctors, pediatricians, and general neurologists.