Education

Additional Resources for Practice Support

Resources

The resources presented are meant to be a general guide to the materials available for primary care physicians and clinicians on addiction related topics. This list includes materials from the ASAM Fundamentals Live Workshop pre-course assignments as well as additional resources. All links will take you to external sites. ASAM does not own the resources and materials on this webpage unless noted.

We do our best keep up with web address changes and keep all resources as up to date as possible with recent developments in the field of addiction medicine. If you notice any problems, please email education@asam.org


Addiction Overview

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and QuantiaMD partnered to create an Expert Practice Series on Addiction Medicine in Primary Care consisting of eight lectures.

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Neurobiology of Addiction

How do substance use disorders affect the brain? Learn more about neurobiology of addiction and biological factors of SUDs.

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Screening & Assessment

A wide variety of screening research and tools are available for physicians and clinicians. Learn more about existing research and tools for your practice.

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Diagnosis & Treatment Planning

How do you help your patients with substance use disorders? Learn more about DSM-5 and diagnosing and treating your patients.

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Motivational Interviewing

Implement evidence-based motivational interviewing into your practice today. Learn more about change talk and listening and how to use it.

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Expert Practice Series: Addiction as a Brain Disease: What Every PCP Should Know

Presented by Nora D. Volkow, MD, Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Institutes of Health

 

 

Expert Practice Series: Drug and Alcohol Abuse: Detection and Intervention 

Presented by Richard Saltz, MD, MPH,FACP, FASAM, Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology, Boston University Schools of Medicine and Public Health.

 

  

Expert Practice Series: Medications for the Treatment of Addictive Disorders

Presented by Charles, P. O’Brian, MD, PhD, Kenneth E. Appel Professor of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania Treatment Research Center.

 

 

Expert Practice Series: Responsible Opioid Prescribing & Prescription Drug Abuse

Presented by Scott M. Fishman, MD, Chief of the Division of Pain Medicine, Professor of Anesthesiology, University of California, Davis

 

 

 

Expert Practice Series: Addiction as a Brain Disease: What Every PCP Should Know

Presented by Nora D. Volkow, MD, Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Institutes of Health

 

 

Expert Practice Series: Drug and Alcohol Abuse: Detection and Intervention 

Presented by Richard Saltz, MD, MPH,FACP, FASAM, Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology, Boston University Schools of Medicine and Public Health.

 

  

Expert Practice Series: Medications for the Treatment of Addictive Disorders

Presented by Charles, P. O’Brian, MD, PhD, Kenneth E. Appel Professor of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania Treatment Research Center.

 

 

Expert Practice Series: Responsible Opioid Prescribing & Prescription Drug Abuse

Presented by Scott M. Fishman, MD, Chief of the Division of Pain Medicine, Professor of Anesthesiology, University of California, Davis