PCSS has developed an overview on identifying and treating substance use disorders so that administrative and clinical staff in your practice can gain a better understanding of substance use disorders and the patients you treat. We recommend all staff in a clinical setting––from the front desk, administrators, and even senior leadership––take this course. With research showing that 20 percent of the general population in a healthcare setting have a substance use disorder, we all need to be better educated.
Understanding Substance Use Disorders
This module is designed to provide an introduction to the disease model of addiction, including how it impacts the reward system.
Alcohol and Drug Use Disorders
This module focuses on what you need to know about basic concepts of alcohol and drug use disorders.
The Opioid Epidemic
This module provides an overview of the history of opioid use with a discussion of contributing factors to the current epidemic. Includes clinical cases and information on opioid use disorders.
Medication and Behavioral Treatment of Substance Use Disorders
This module is an evidence-based introduction to pharmacotherapy and behavioral treatments associated with substance use disorders.
Note: These online modules are NOT designated for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.