Activity ID



April 1, 2021

Format Type


CME Credit



CME Provider

American Academy on Communication in Healthcare


This module provides the knowledge, skills and attitudes needed in the screening, evaluation and referral of patients with substance use disorders.

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Self-assessment questions tailored to each specific module topic are required upon module completion. Multiple choice questions required; open-ended discussion questions are optional.

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Educational Objectives

Describe the essential components of the medical model of substance use disorders.
Delineate the interviewing skills necessary to screen effectively for substance use and abuse.
Understand the high rate of psychiatric and medical co-morbidity and more effectively screen patients for these disorders.
Demonstrate skills for evaluating patients' stage of change, readiness to accept the diagnosis and readiness to undertake behavior change.
Clearly and supportively recommend treatment to patients with substance use disorders.
Describe the skills required for addiction prevention counseling.
Define the skills that help set respectful limits on patient requests for prescription medication.
Demonstrate awareness of how clinician/clinician attitudes toward patients with substance use disorders impact recognition, diagnosis, and treatment of patients.
Demonstrate knowledge of substance use disorder treatment standards and the ability to recommend appropriate referrals.


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Interpersonal & Communication Skills, Professionalism

CME Credit Type

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

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Practice Setting

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National Quality Strategies and/or Quadruple Aim Care Processes

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