Unlocking Effective Treatments – Pharmacology for Substance Use Disorder Continuing Education Course

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Course Description

This program covers assessment and diagnosis techniques, providing insights into evidence-based medication options for effective addiction treatment. By the end of this course, attendees will be equipped with the knowledge and skills needed to make informed prescribing decisions, ultimately making a positive impact on the lives of individuals struggling with substance use disorder. Don't miss this transformative learning experience to elevate your proficiency in addiction medicine. 

Intended Audience

  • Registered Nurses 
  • Advanced Practice Registered Nurses 
  • Physicians 
  • Physician Assistants
  • Pharmacists

Learning Objectives

At the completion of this activity, healthcare providers will be able to: 

  • Explain the diagnosis and components of substance use disorder 
  • List medication treatment options and mechanisms of action for opiate use disorder 
  • List medication treatment options and mechanisms of action for alcohol use disorder 
  • Describe medication treatment options and mechanisms of action for tobacco cessation 
  • Describe medication treatment options for other substance and polysubstance use disorder 
Credit/Contact Hours
Pharmacotherapy Hours
  • Mary Ellen Biggerstaff, DNP, MPH, FNP
    Assistant Professor, Frontier Nursing University
Development Team
  • Trisha Moreno
  • English
Release Date
October 5, 2023
Expiration Date
October 5, 2026
Instructional Methods
  • Assessment Review with Rationale
  • Case Studies
  • Take Home Resource
  • Ungraded Self Assessment-Lesson Recall
  • Video Clips
  • Video Narration
  • Autograded and Quiz Retakes Allowed
  • Daily CE Broker Reporting for Registered Boards
  • Graded Final Quiz
  • Passing 80%+
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