Advancing Patient Outcomes in Substance Use Disorder

Advancing Patient Outcomes in Substance Use Disorder

On-Demand Webcast

Thomas Kosten, MD
JH Waggoner Professor of Psychiatry,
Baylor College of Medicine
Director, Institute of Clinical and
Translation Research
Houston, Texas

Intended Learners

This activity is intended for psychiatrists, primary care physicians, psychologists, physician assistants, psychiatric nurses, and other healthcare professionals who seek to improve the care of patients with substance use disorder.

Learning Objectives

After completing this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Detect risks, signs, and symptoms of substance use disorder (SUD)
  • Outline the safety, efficacy, and clinical role of available and emerging opiate use disorder (OUD) and alcohol use disorder (AUD) management strategies
  • Implement individualized SUD care aimed at optimizing pharmacotherapy and treatment adherence
  • Employ approaches to dual management of SUDs and co-existing psychiatric disorders
Activity Overview

This on-demand webcast is available with synchronized slides and video.

To be eligible for documentation of credit, participants must complete the educational activity, complete the 10-question online post-test with a score of 70% or better, and complete the evaluation form. After successful completion of the post-test and evaluation form online at, participants may immediately print their documentation of credit.

Release Date: 3/15/2017
Expiration Date: 3/15/2018
Estimated time to complete: 75 minutes

There is no fee associated with this activity.

Participants who have successfully completed the live version of this activity are not eligible to receive credit for this enduring material.

For questions regarding this educational activity, please call 609-371-1137.

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NACCME designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME.


This continuing nursing education activity awards 1.25 contact hours.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #13255 for 1.25 contact hours.

Nurse practitioners participating in this educational activity will earn an AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ certificate of completion or ANCC contact hours through AANP’s reciprocity agreements.

APA CE Information

North American Center for Continuing Medical Education, LLC (NACCME) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. NACCME maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Instructional Level: Advanced
For faculty bios, please call 609-371-1137.

Independent Clinical Reviewer: William C. Torrey, MD, Professor of Psychiatry, Dartmouth’s Geisel School of Medicine, Vice Chair for Clinical Services, Dartmouth-Hitchcock, Lebanon, New Hampshire

Nurse Planner: Andrew Penn, RN, MS, NP, CNS, APRN-BC, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, Kaiser Permanente, Redwood City, CA; Assistant Clinical Professor, University of California, San Francisco, CA

Planning Committee

The planning committee comprises Thomas Kosten, MD, Andrew Penn, NP, and William C. Torrey, MD; Raquel Gaerlan, Jennifer Ilcyn, Mary Johnson, Mike Kearney, Meaghan O'Brien, Randy Robbin, and John Savage, NACCME.

Financial Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest

According to the disclosure policy of NACCME, faculty, editors, managers, and other individuals who are in a position to control content are required to disclose any relevant financial relationships with relevant commercial companies related to this activity. All relevant conflicts of interest that are identified are reviewed for potential conflicts of interest. If a conflict is identified, it is the responsibility of NACCME to initiate a mechanism to resolve the conflict(s). The existence of these interests or relationships is not viewed as implying bias or decreasing the value of the presentation.

All educational materials are reviewed for fair balance, scientific objectivity of studies reported, and levels of evidence.

The faculty has reported the following:
Dr. Kosten: Consultant—Indivior, US WorldMeds; Site Investigator—Alkermes.

Mr. Penn and Dr. Torrey has disclosed no relevant financial relationships with any commercial interests.

Ms. Gaerlan, Ms. Ilcyn, Ms. Johnson, Mr. Kearney, Ms. O'Brien, Mr. Robbin, and Mr. Savage have disclosed no relevant financial relationships with any commercial interests.

NACCME requires faculty to inform participants whenever off-label/unapproved uses of drugs and/or devices are discussed in their presentations.

The faculty has disclosed that no off-label/unapproved uses of drugs and/or devices will be discussed.

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Grant Support

Supported by an educational grant from Alkermes, Inc.