Addiction Medicine for Non-Specialists 2019

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Addiction Medicine for Non-Specialists

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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, benzodizepines, tobacco/niccotine, 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 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.


  • 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
  • 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 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
  • Addiction and Psychiatric Co-Morbidity - John A. Renner, 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
  • Value-Driven Priorities for Addressing Infectious Consequences of the Opioid Crisis - Benjamin Linas, MD