Healthcare Management of Patients with Substance Use Disorders

About the Course
Substance use disorder is widespread, varies from culture to culture, and covers a vast array of mind-altering substances. The purpose of this course is to help healthcare workers in their treatment of patients with substance use disorders, also called SUDs, and to provide patients with the tools and interventions to pursue a lifestyle on their own absent from substance use disorder. The treatment for SUDs includes in- and outpatient programs, a multimodal treatment approach, possible pharmacological treatments, and behavioral therapy. This course helps to prepare healthcare professionals to recognize SUDs, suggest treatments, provide important motivation and encouragement, and assist with self-management skills that will help with a successful recovery.

Learning Outcomes
  • Differentiate the common healthcare diagnoses for patients with substance use disorders.
  • Compare the types of assessments used by healthcare professionals in the past to the more recent tool for assessing patients.
  • Distinguish four types of non-alcohol-related substance use disorder. 
  • Apply appropriate interventions for patients who exhibit signs of substance use disorder.

About the Author
Anne Horgan, LCSW  is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the state of Oregon. She is currently a mental health therapist within a small group practice in Portland, OR and a board-approved Clinical Supervisor. Ms. Horgan has 15+ years of experience including hospital/emergency room mental health services, hospital leadership, and providing therapy in individual and group settings (Partial Hospital Program). Throughout her clinical professional experience, she has worked with individuals across the spectrum including (but not limited to) depressive disorders, anxiety and panic, PTSD, postpartum mental health, self-esteem/identity conflicts, psychosis, mania, adjustment issues, parenting, substance use, relationship conflicts and loss. Ms. Horgan earned her BA in Psychology and her Masters in Social Work. She has training through the Center through Mind-Body Medicine as part of her work with clients.

How to Receive Credit
  • Read the entire course online or in print.
  • Answer the final examination questions at the end of the course. A passing grade of 75% is required. Test questions link content to learning objectives as a method to enhance individualized learning and material retention.
  • Provide required personal information and payment information.
  • Complete the mandatory course evaluation.
  • Print your Certificate of Completion.

Resolution of Conflict of Interest
Colibri Healthcare, LLC implemented mechanisms prior to the planning and implementation of the continuing education activity, to identify and resolve conflicts of interest for all individuals in a position to control content of the course activity.

Sponsorship/Commercial Support and Non-Endorsement
It is the policy of Colibri not to accept commercial support. Furthermore, commercial interests are prohibited from distributing or providing access to this activity to learners.

The information provided in this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.

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