Drugs of Abuse: What Clinicians Need to Know Now

This course will allow you to better recognize recreational drugs, delineate best-practice approaches in a primary care setting and implement strategies and explore resources to reduce and achieve a substance-free life.

Target Audience

Family Physicians, General Internists, Hospitalists, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Pharmacists, Podiatrists, Respiratory Therapists, Social Workers, Occupational Therapists and Laboratory Personnel.

Learning Objectives

  • Recognize the potential use of recreational drugs currently popular in South Florida, including “Molly”, crystal meth, heroin and marijuana.
  • Delineate best-practice approaches to care when recreational drug use is identified in the primary care setting.
  • Discuss current perspectives on medically appropriate application of marijuana, considering the traditional methods of use as well as the pill form.
  • Implement strategies to help patients diagnosed with substance abuse or dependence disorders achieve a substance-free life. 
  • Explore treatment resources that will help prevent or reduce the frequency and severity of relapse.
Additional information
Bibliography: 

Center for Substance Abuse Treatment. A Guide to Substance Abuse Services for Primary Care Clinicians. Rockville (MD): Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (US); 1997.  (Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) Series, No. 24.) Chapter 5—Specialized Substance Abuse Treatment Programs. Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK64815/ 

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Laboratory Personnel
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Nursing
  • 1.00 Nurse Practitioners
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Occupational Therapy
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Pharmacy
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Podiatric Medicine
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Respiratory Therapy
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Clinical Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Mental Health Counselors
  • 1.00 General certificate of attendance
Course opens: 
08/26/2016
Course expires: 
07/01/2018

Carlos Larocca, M.D. 
Assistant Co-medical Director
Addiction Treatment and Recovery Center
South Miami Hospital
Miami, Florida

Carlos Larocca, M.D., indicated that neither he nor his spouse/partner has relevant financial relationships with commercial interest companies, and he will not include off-label or unapproved product usage in his presentations or discussions.

Non-faculty contributors and others involved in the planning, development and editing/review of the content have no relevant financial relationships to disclose. 

Disclosure Policy and Disclaimer

Baptist Health South Florida is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Baptist Health has been re-surveyed by the ACCME and awarded Commendation for 6 years as a provider of CME for physicians.
             
Baptist Health South Florida designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Laboratory Personnel
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Nursing
  • 1.00 Nurse Practitioners
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Occupational Therapy
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Pharmacy
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Podiatric Medicine
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Respiratory Therapy
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Clinical Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Mental Health Counselors
  • 1.00 General certificate of attendance

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
08/26/2016
Course expires: 
07/01/2018
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