Chapter 1

Introducing addiction

This chapter provides a framework for how to screen, diagnose, and characterize substance use disorders using accurate language.
4 Lessons (14m 40s), 1 Quiz
Chapter 2

The addiction assessment

This chapter covers conducting an addiction history and physical using nonjudgmental, patient-centered language that assesses for complications of substance use disorders.
  • Taking a history
  • Looking for complications
  • Gathering more data
  • The addiction assessment quiz
4 Lessons (16m 30s), 1 Quiz
Chapter 3

Mastering the neuroscience

Not a neurobiologist? No worries! Here, we’ll help you identify the addictive potential of various substances, accompanying withdrawal states, and pharmacotherapy approaches.
  • Reviewing the maladaptive neurobiology of addiction
  • Grasping pharmacokinetics
  • Mastering the neuroscience quiz
3 Lessons (11m 44s), 1 Quiz
Chapter 4

Behavioral approaches

This chapter reviews integrating principles of motivational interviewing into conversations with patients to increase engagement in treatment.
  • Assessing readiness for change
  • Enhancing motivation
  • Capitalizing on motivation to change behavior
  • Behavioral approaches quiz
4 Lessons (19m 13s), 1 Quiz
Chapter 5

Tobacco use disorder

Need to counsel a patient about quitting smoking? This chapter compares and contrasts the available treatment options for tobacco use disorder.
  • Targeting tobacco use
  • Replacing the nicotine
  • Prescribing non-nicotine treatments
  • Tobacco use disorder quiz
4 Lessons (17m 36s), 1 Quiz
Chapter 6

Alcohol use disorder

Here, we cover evidence-based medication for alcohol use disorder and safely managing alcohol detoxification in the inpatient or outpatient setting.
  • Identifying alcohol withdrawal syndromes
  • Managing alcohol withdrawal
  • Prescribing maintenance pharmacotherapy
  • Alcohol use disorder quiz
4 Lessons (20m 28s), 1 Quiz
Chapter 7

Opioid use disorder

In this chapter, you’ll master the practical differences between buprenorphine, methadone, and naltrexone in the treatment of patients with opioid use disorder.
  • Reviewing the benefits of treatment
  • Using opioid agonist therapy
  • Managing patients with acute pain
  • Opioid use disorder quiz
4 Lessons (24m 18s), 1 Quiz
Chapter 8

Cannabis use disorder

This chapter will help you distinguish between recreational use of cannabis compared with cannabis use disorder and determine when treatment is warranted.
  • Reviewing the pharmacology of cannabis
  • Managing the complications of cannabis use and cannabis use disorder
  • Cannabis use disorder quiz
3 Lessons (12m 04s), 1 Quiz
Chapter 9

Stimulant use disorders

Here, we’ll distinguish between powdered cocaine, crack cocaine, and methamphetamine as well as the variety of manifestations associated with acute and chronic use of each.
  • Outlining stimulant use disorders
  • Characterizing cocaine addiction
  • Mastering methamphetamine addiction
  • Managing acute intoxication and long-term treatment
  • Stimulant use disorders quiz
5 Lessons (23m 01s), 1 Quiz
Chapter 10

Club drugs and benzodiazepines

In this chapter, you’ll master identifying the variety of club drug toxidromes and how to effectively treat patients who present with acute intoxication.
  • Recognizing MDMA use and its complications
  • Recognizing bath salt use and its complications
  • Recognizing synthetic cannabinoid use and its complications
  • Recognizing PCP use and its complications
  • Recognizing benzodiazepine use and its complications
  • Club drugs and benzodiazepines quiz
6 Lessons (28m 29s), 1 Quiz
Chapter 11

Interpreting the urine

This chapter covers interpreting urine drug testing results in the context of opioid prescribing as well as monitoring and reviewing basic drug metabolism principles.
  • Incorporating urine drug screening
  • Interpreting abnormal urine drug screen results
  • Responding to unexpected findings
  • Interpreting the urine quiz
  • Essentials of Addiction Medicine outro
5 Lessons (23m 17s), 1 Quiz