Substance Abuse CME


    BoardVitals Addiction Medicine CME Board Review

    The BoardVitals Addiction Medicine CME Review offers clinicians 40 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM and over 700 Addiction Medicine board review questions. The questions cover key topics including recognition, intervention, and treatment of addiction. This question bank will assist clinicians with Addiction Medicine certification and recertification.

    The BoardVitals Addiction Medicine CME Review  also features:

    • Quick and Convenient CME
    • Computer, phone, and tablet access
    • Constantly updated up-to-date questions
    • Questions that are targeted specifically to the exam
    • Online CME tracker
    • 100% Pass Guarantee
    • Statistical comparison to other Addiction Medicine test-takers (Nationally)


    After completing this activity, you should be able to:

    • Identify the most commonly abused substances
    • Recognize the most common indicators and symptoms of substance abuse and pain medicine dependency
    • Describe the underlying pathophysiology of disease and basic science knowledge
    • Formulate treatment for chronic pain management and substance abuse


    Target Audience: Care providers concerned about issues of chronic pain and substance abuse.

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    • Cost: $599
    • Credit hours: 40
    • CME credits awarded by: BoardVitals
    • Format: On-Demand Online
    • Material last updated: Continuously Updated

    Opioid Prescribing Practices: Practical Reviews Clinical Update

    Opioid Prescribing Practices is a two-part audio series examining the clinician’s role in combating an opioid epidemic that grips our country.
    PART 1 is Managing Opioid Therapy in High-Risk Patients
    PART 2 is The Opioid Epidemic

    Upon completion of Opioid Prescribing Practices, you will be able to:
    • Define the terms ‘pain’ and “chronic pain.”
    • Provide examples of potential high-risk patients for opioid misuse.
    • Describe how a health care provider might assess a patient’s chronic pain and measure the outcomes after initiating treatment.
    • List at least five non-opioid drugs that may offer first-line therapy for non-cancer-related pain management.
    • Summarize the Centers for Disease Control’s (CDC) guidelines that pertain to proper prescribing practice for pain medications.
    • State whether the incidence of providers actually losing their license or having any legal action taken against them regarding opioid prescribing practices is large or small.
    • Describe Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs and discuss their use in the prescribing of opioid medications.

    Target Audience: Physicians focusing on Substance Abuse.

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    • Cost: $99
    • Credit hours: 8.5
    • CME credits awarded by: Oakstone Publishing, LLC
    • Format: On-Demand Online, Online Audio
    • Material last updated: January 31, 2018
    • Expiration of CME credit: January 31, 2021
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    Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD): Therapeutic Updates and Best Practices

    Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD): Therapeutic Updates and Best Practices covers the epidemiology, diagnosis and treatment of Alcohol Use Disorder and consists of a single lecture by Timothy Fong MD.

    After participating in Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD): Therapeutic Updates and Best Practices , you will be able to:
    • Describe the epidemiology of AUD and outline current and evolving diagnostic criteria
    • Describe challenges to the successful identification of patients with AUD
    • Identify the treatment modalities currently available for management of AUD and apply them to patient cases using evidence-based medicine
    • Develop strategies for recognizing and improving therapeutic adherence in patients treated for AUD

    Target Audience:
    Psychiatrists, primary care physicians, emergency medicine physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, and those healthcare professionals who commonly treat patients suffering from or have a clinical interest in AUD.

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    • Cost: Free
    • Credit hours: 1
    • CME credits awarded by: ScientiaCME
    • Format: On-Demand Online
    • Material last updated: October 13, 2017
    • Expiration of CME credit: October 13, 2019