Addiction 101: Introduction to Addiction Screening and Treatment

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Aleka Heinrici, MD, Associate Medical Director, North County Serenity House, HealthRight360

What will you learn?

Effective screening and treatment for substance use disorders are essential for individual and community health. This session will provide an introduction to the pathophysiology of substance use disorders, including information about how brain circuitry and physiology are affected.

Criteria for quality screening practices will be discussed and two effective, validated screening tools for diagnosing substance use disorders will be presented. Available treatment modalities for individual substances will also be introduced.

After this live webinar participants will be able to:

  • Describe substance use disorders as a disease affecting brain circuitry and physiology
  • Identify at least two validated screening tools that can be used in their practice
  • Utilize the DSM-V criteria used for diagnosing substance use disorders
  • Identify the currently available treatment modalities for individual substances

Who should attend?

  • Clinicians
  • Nurses
  • Clinic + Health Center Managers
  • Health Educators
  • Medical Assistants

Continuing Education

Provider approved by California Board of Registered Nursing. Provider #CEP12241, for 1.2 contact hours.

Health Educators (CHES®/MCHES®):
Essential Access Health, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1.0 total Category I contact education contact hours. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours available are 0. Continuing Competency credits available are 0. Provider ID#98021.

Certified in Public Health (CPH):
This event was sponsored by Essential Access Health, an approved provider of CPH Recertification Credits by the National Board of Public Health Examiners for 1.0 credit.

CME logoEssential Access Health is accredited by the California Medical Association (CMA) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Essential Access Health designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Event Dates

Event Location

Live Webinar,
United States

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