What you'll learn

  • Define the current understanding and nuances of the concept of addiction in the clinical context

  • Explain the four major tenets of the self-medication hypothesis

  • Discuss how demographic and disease-state characteristics of various populations are associated with misuse of specific substances

  • Devise addiction treatment strategies that integrate key learnings from self-medication theory

  • Discuss the importance of clinician self-care treating substance use disorders and apply best practices for the health and support of providers

Course description

This is an accredited, livestreamed course offered by Cambridge Health Alliance. This course is targeted to primary care physicians, specialty physicians, psychologists, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, social workers and counselors. This course may also be of interest to physicians who practice in psychiatry, family medicine, internal medicine, psychology and mental health, pediatrics and adolescent medicine.

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