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Patients struggling with or recovering from substance abuse disorders are commonly seen in primary care settings. This educational program outlines approaches for primary care providers in recognizing and managing patients struggling with addictions. The presentation will include information that can help recovering patients decrease their susceptibility to relapse, recognize and manage high-risk situations, and use available self-help, pharmacological, and specialty resources. Primary care providers have an important role in long-term management of patients in recovery related to drug and alcohol addiction.

1) Implement screening, assessment, and brief interventions related to drug and alcohol use and misuse

2) Describe the epidemiology and neurobiology of addiction medicine

3) Examine addiction medicine as specialty medicine related to the assessment and treatment of drug and alcohol abuse

4) Define psychiatric and medical comorbidities associated with and related to drug and alcohol addiction

5) Differentiate opioid, sedative-hypnotic, alcohol, stimulant, and cannabis addiction and treatment options

John Six, MD is Medical Director for Greenbriar Treatment Center. This organization has a full continuum of care to assist the chemically dependent individual on the road to recovery through individualized treatment. Dr. Six is a family physician at Claysville Family Practice.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and Southwest Pennsylvania Area Health Education Center. The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other health care professionals are awarded 0.2 continuing education units (CEU’s) which are equal to 2.0 contact hours.

Disclosure:

In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education requirements on disclosure, presenters for this program have identified no personal relationships with a health care product company which, in the context of their topics, could be perceived as a real or apparent conflict of interest.

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