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COVID-19 Vaccination and Addiction Treatment

COVID-19 Vaccination and Addiction Treatment

The dissemination of effective vaccines against the COVID-19 virus is a key strategy towards controlling the COVID-19 pandemic and people with substance use disorders are at higher risk for COVID-19 infections and serious sequalae than the general population. The ASAM...

America Has a Drinking Problem

America Has a Drinking Problem

Few things are more American than drinking heavily. But worrying about how heavily other Americans are drinking is one of them. The Mayflower landed at Plymouth Rock because, the crew feared, the Pilgrims were going through the beer too quickly. Read more:...

Researchers Test Prediction Model for Overdose Deaths

Researchers Test Prediction Model for Overdose Deaths

The number of Americans who die each year from drug overdoses has steadily risen over the past two decades, from less than 20,000 in 1999 to more than 80,000 in 2020. By studying patterns of these drug-related fatalities, researchers at University of California San...

75% of NC Overdose Deaths Involve Multiple Drugs

75% of NC Overdose Deaths Involve Multiple Drugs

The street drug market has become increasingly polluted by additives in recent years. Fentanyl is the number one among those, as it is commonly added to heroin and now other substances as well. Fentanyl and its close relative, carfentanil, are synthetic opioids...

Aug
2
Mon
Perinatal Substance Use Disorders 101: Exploring Evidence-Based Recommendations for Care
Aug 2 all-day
Perinatal Substance Use Disorders 201: Expanding Skills and Knowledge to Care for the Mother-Baby Dyad
Aug 2 all-day
Aug
3
Tue
Online Course – Stimulant Use Disorder: Pathophysiology, Current Trends and Treatment
Aug 3 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
Sep
6
Mon
Perinatal Substance Use Disorders 101: Exploring Evidence-Based Recommendations for Care
Sep 6 all-day
Perinatal Substance Use Disorders 201: Expanding Skills and Knowledge to Care for the Mother-Baby Dyad
Sep 6 all-day
Sep
7
Tue
Online Course – Stimulant Use Disorder: Pathophysiology, Current Trends and Treatment
Sep 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
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

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.