Updates

WHO Reports Progress in Fight Against Tobacco Epidemic

WHO Reports Progress in Fight Against Tobacco Epidemic

More than four times as many people are now covered by at least one WHO-recommended tobacco control measure as compared with 2007. The six MPOWER measures are monitoring tobacco use and preventive measures; protecting people from tobacco smoke; offering help to quit;...

Schizophrenia Linked to Marijuana Use Disorder on the Rise

Schizophrenia Linked to Marijuana Use Disorder on the Rise

The proportion of schizophrenia cases linked with problematic use of marijuana has increased over the past 25 years, according to a new study from Denmark. In 1995, 2% of schizophrenia diagnoses in the country were associated with cannabis use disorder. More on the...

Overdose Deaths in State Prisons Jump Dramatically

Overdose Deaths in State Prisons Jump Dramatically

According to new federal data, prisons and jails in the United States have been increasingly deadly places in recent years, but one cause of death has climbed most dramatically, overdoses. From 2001 to 2018, the number of people who have died of drug or alcohol...

Pain Management and MAT: Online Course (Self-paced training)

Pain Management and MAT: Online Course (Self-paced training)

Adrienne Emery-Ramirez is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and has worked with patients who have substance abuse/addiction conditions for years. In this course, she will educate the audience regarding best practices around chronic pain management and...

International Overdose Awareness Day – August 31, 2021

International Overdose Awareness Day – August 31, 2021

Overdose is the leading cause of accidental death in the U.S. International Overdose Awareness Day is a global event held annually on August 31 to raise awareness of overdose and reduce the stigma of a drug-related death. It also acknowledges the grief felt by...

Sep
22
Wed
Case Studies and Q&A: Treating Opioid Use Disorder in Pregnancy and the Perinatal Period
Sep 22 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Sep
23
Thu
NCATOD Virtual Conference
Sep 23 @ 11:15 am – 3:00 pm
Oct
4
Mon
Perinatal Substance Use Disorders 101: Exploring Evidence-Based Recommendations for Care
Oct 4 all-day
Perinatal Substance Use Disorders 201: Expanding Skills and Knowledge to Care for the Mother-Baby Dyad
Oct 4 all-day
Oct
5
Tue
Online Course – Stimulant Use Disorder: Pathophysiology, Current Trends and Treatment
Oct 5 all-day

Target Audience

This program is recommended for physicians, nurses, physician assistants, pharmacists, nurse practitioners, medical assistants, care managers, care coordinators, and mental health professionals (including substance abuse counselors, social workers, psychologists, school counselors, and marriage and family therapists), and other professionals interested in this subject.

Objectives

  • Recognize the epidemiology of stimulant use disorder and current data trends on use of stimulants
  • Define stimulant use disorder and apply theories of pathophysiology
  • Identify signs and symptoms of a patient with stimulant use disorder
  • Describe behavioral therapy methods and pharmacotherapy options for stimulant use disorder
  • Interpret stigma, bias, health equity and disparities among people who use drugs
  • Identify harm reduction strategies for people who use stimulants
Oct
22
Fri
Addiction Medicine Essentials Conference – Virtual
Oct 22 – Oct 23 all-day

Save the Date! More information will be posted on our website as it is available.

Nov
1
Mon
Perinatal Substance Use Disorders 101: Exploring Evidence-Based Recommendations for Care
Nov 1 all-day
Perinatal Substance Use Disorders 201: Expanding Skills and Knowledge to Care for the Mother-Baby Dyad
Nov 1 all-day
Online Course – Stimulant Use Disorder: Pathophysiology, Current Trends and Treatment
Nov 1 – Nov 2 all-day

Target Audience

This program is recommended for physicians, nurses, physician assistants, pharmacists, nurse practitioners, medical assistants, care managers, care coordinators, and mental health professionals (including substance abuse counselors, social workers, psychologists, school counselors, and marriage and family therapists), and other professionals interested in this subject.

Objectives

  • Recognize the epidemiology of stimulant use disorder and current data trends on use of stimulants
  • Define stimulant use disorder and apply theories of pathophysiology
  • Identify signs and symptoms of a patient with stimulant use disorder
  • Describe behavioral therapy methods and pharmacotherapy options for stimulant use disorder
  • Interpret stigma, bias, health equity and disparities among people who use drugs
  • Identify harm reduction strategies for people who use stimulants
Dec
6
Mon
Perinatal Substance Use Disorders 101: Exploring Evidence-Based Recommendations for Care
Dec 6 all-day
Perinatal Substance Use Disorders 201: Expanding Skills and Knowledge to Care for the Mother-Baby Dyad
Dec 6 all-day
Dec
7
Tue
Online Course – Stimulant Use Disorder: Pathophysiology, Current Trends and Treatment
Dec 7 all-day

Target Audience

This program is recommended for physicians, nurses, physician assistants, pharmacists, nurse practitioners, medical assistants, care managers, care coordinators, and mental health professionals (including substance abuse counselors, social workers, psychologists, school counselors, and marriage and family therapists), and other professionals interested in this subject.

Objectives

  • Recognize the epidemiology of stimulant use disorder and current data trends on use of stimulants
  • Define stimulant use disorder and apply theories of pathophysiology
  • Identify signs and symptoms of a patient with stimulant use disorder
  • Describe behavioral therapy methods and pharmacotherapy options for stimulant use disorder
  • Interpret stigma, bias, health equity and disparities among people who use drugs
  • Identify harm reduction strategies for people who use stimulants
Jan
3
Mon
Perinatal Substance Use Disorders 101: Exploring Evidence-Based Recommendations for Care
Jan 3 all-day
Perinatal Substance Use Disorders 201: Expanding Skills and Knowledge to Care for the Mother-Baby Dyad
Jan 3 all-day
Jan
4
Tue
Online Course – Stimulant Use Disorder: Pathophysiology, Current Trends and Treatment
Jan 4 all-day

Target Audience

This program is recommended for physicians, nurses, physician assistants, pharmacists, nurse practitioners, medical assistants, care managers, care coordinators, and mental health professionals (including substance abuse counselors, social workers, psychologists, school counselors, and marriage and family therapists), and other professionals interested in this subject.

Objectives

  • Recognize the epidemiology of stimulant use disorder and current data trends on use of stimulants
  • Define stimulant use disorder and apply theories of pathophysiology
  • Identify signs and symptoms of a patient with stimulant use disorder
  • Describe behavioral therapy methods and pharmacotherapy options for stimulant use disorder
  • Interpret stigma, bias, health equity and disparities among people who use drugs
  • Identify harm reduction strategies for people who use stimulants

Learn more about our conferences and educational opportunities

Addiction Medicine Spring and Fall Conferences provide up-to-date substance use related education, applicable across general medical as well as addiction specialty practices.