Activity ID



April 30, 2024

Format Type


CME Credit



$345 - $445

CME Provider: American Society of Addiction Medicine

Description of CME Course

The ASAM Fundamentals of Addiction Medicine is an innovative, case-based, interactive workshop designed for providers who are new to seeing patients at risk or treating patients with addiction. Participants will be presented an overview of the basics of addiction medicine, which covers how to screen, diagnose, treat, and/or refer patients with addiction, many of whom have co-occurring medical and psychiatric comorbidities.

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Educational Objectives

Upon completion of this educational activity, participants should be able to:
Identify one's own feelings and attitudes that promote or prevent therapeutic responses to patients with substance use disorders.
Apply the philosophy of harm reduction to enhance patient centered care for people with substance use disorders.
Demonstrate a knowledge of the neurobiological changes that occur during addictions.
Use motivational interviewing to enhance patient’s readiness to change unhealthy behaviors.
Use validated patient screening tools to detect substance use and interpret a spectrum of results.
Conduct substance use assessments using the DSM 5 criteria and including a biopsychosocial approach.
Offer evidence-based pharmacotherapy and behavioral interventions that are appropriate to specific substances and usage patterns.


Addiction, Addiction Medicine, Substance Use Disorder, Recovery, Opioid Use Disorder


Interpersonal & Communication Skills, Medical Knowledge, Patient Care & Procedural Skills, Practice-based Learning & Improvement, Professionalism, Systems-based Practice

CME Credit Type

AAFP Prescribed Credit, AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

Physician Well-being activity

Organizational Culture of Wellness, Efficiencies in Medical Practice

Practice Setting

Academic Medicine, Inpatient, Outpatient, Physician Executives, Physician Scientists, Rural, Urban, VA/Military

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