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National Practice Guideline Webinar Series

The ASAM National Practice Guideline 2020 Focused Update Webinar Series

This 5-part webinar series discusses the ASAM National Practice Guideline 2020 Focused Update. Topics include the fundamentals of the guideline update, and topics specific to pregnant women, opioid use disorder and pain, individuals in the Criminal Justice System, and adolescents and young adults.

AWM Webinar Series

The ASAM Alcohol Withdrawal Management Guideline Webinar Series

This 5-part webinar series discusses the ASAM Alcohol Withdrawal Management Guideline. Areas of focus include (1) the fundamentals of the guideline, (2) identification, diagnosis, and initial assessment, (3) monitoring, levels of care, and inpatient/ambulatory treatment, (4) pharmacotherapy, as well as (5) complicated withdrawal and special populations.

The ASAM Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder Course 

The ASAM Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder Course provides required education essential for providers to identify, assess, diagnose, and manage patients with opioid use disorder (OUD). The course covers all medications and treatments for OUD. ASAM is an approved provider by CSAT/SAMHSA of DATA 2000 training.

The ASAM Criteria 8 Hour Course

The ASAM Criteria 8 Hour Online Course

This 8-hour e-Learning course is fully online and can be completed at your own pace. The flow of this course uses a mix of didactic materials, case studies, learning activities, and assessments to help you understand the underlying principles of The ASAM Criteria, how to conduct multidimensional patient assessment, and determine an appropriate level of care.

The ASAM Criteria 8 Hour Live Course

This is a live, single day workshop designed to educate providers and clinicians in the appropriate use of the Criteria throughout the course of treatment. This course incorporates an opportunity for participants to practice applying the information through case-based, faculty-guided activities. Hosting a live course requires a minimum of three months notice.

Big Ideas Session: Addiction Care, Anywhere: How Digital Health is Shaping the Future of Addiction Medicine

What BIG IDEAS are shaping the future of addiction medicine? Draw inspiration from ASAM award recipients and insights from innovators during the Big Ideas Plenary Session. ASAM President Paul H. Earley, MD, DFASAM, will recognize award recipients with personalized video clips of individuals making major contributions to the field. Lisa A. Marsch, PhD, leading expert in behavioral health technology, will lead a lively session and discussion with representatives from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) and the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) on how these renowned agencies see digital health shaping the future of addiction medicine. Dr. Earley’s participation will offer a clinical perspective on the implications these technologies have in practice.

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.

Research-Based Clinical Strategies to Prevent and Address Adolescent Substance Use and Prescription Medication Misuse: Being Part of the Solution

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...

Additional Resources

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

Opioid Addiction Treatment: A Guide For Patients, Families and Friends

Journal of Addiction Medicine 

The ASAM National Practice Guideline For The Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder