Training & Tools

Overview of Addiction Medicine (1.5 CME)

The goal of this course is to provide the learner with a concise, structured, and evidence-based summary of the most recent scientific evidence in the field using The ASAM Principles of Addiction Medicine, fifth edition as a guide.

Opioid Prescribing: Safe Practice, Changing Lives (2.5 CME)

The updated course also provides necessary context for safe opioid prescribing by discussing biopsychosocial aspects of pain, the newest clinical guidelines on the treatment of chronic pain, and state policies about prescribing opioids.

Addressing SUD Issues Among Veterans 

The webinar will examine specific tools and resources for clinicians treating patients with substance use disorders, and is targeted toward clinicians, physicians, academicians, and other addiction medicine professionals who regularly interact with veterans.

Addressing Adolescent Substance Use: How to Recognize, Screen, and Communicate (1 CME)

Curriculum components include: scope of the problem, adolescent risk and vulnerability, screening, assessment, communication with patients, communication with parents, monitoring by parents, specialty referral, and practitioner follow-up.

Engaging the Nursing Community in the Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder

This 15-minute podcast discusses common barriers to opioid use disorder (OUD) treatment and how RNs and NPs can help expand patient access to it. The podcast highlights the benefits of a collaborative care/ nurse care manager approach used in Massachusetts that has improved patient access to office-based OUD treatment with buprenorphine.

A Primer on the Opioid Morbidity and Mortality Crisis: What Every Prescriber Should Know

This e-learning module incorporates animation, infographics, and storytelling to raise physician awareness about prescription opioid-related morbidity and mortality, factors influencing opioid-related harm, and what steps can be taken to promote the safe use of this important class of medications.

Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder: Waiver Qualifying - NP/PA 24-Hour Waiver Training

The ASAM Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder Course: Includes Waiver Qualifying Requirements. This course provides hours of education needed for prescribing buprenorphine in an office-based treatment setting. Read more....

Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder: Waiver Qualifying - 8 Hours Online

This course provides the 8 hours of education needed to receive a waiver to prescribe buprenorphine in an office-based setting. More information on waiver requirements can be found on the SAMHSA website. Read more....

Educational Courses for All Medical Professionals

The ASAM Fundamentals of Addiction Medicine 40-Hour Program is a needs-based curriculum that addresses the most important areas of knowledge and skills for the diagnosis and treatment of substance use disorders by providers new to the field of addiction medicine, such as primary care physicians, clinicians and general psychiatrists, who see patients at risk for or with substance use disorders (SUDs). Learn how to recognize, screen, treat and refer patients with substance use disorders through 40 CME hours of interactive, case-based learning specifically designed for the busy healthcare professional.

Additional Resources

These resources will help any clinician educate themselves about the latest science-based practices in Addiction Medicine.

TIP 63, Medications for Opioid Use 

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Journal of Addiction Medicine 

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Use of Medications in the Treatment of Addiction Involving Opioid Use GUIDELINES Pocket Guide

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