CME Webcast

Assisting Patients with Opioid Addiction Treatment

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Opioid addiction is becoming increasingly prevalent in the U.S. Watch this free webcast to develop a patient-centered approach to treating opioid addiction and earn 1 AAFP Prescribed credit. This activity is free for AAFP members.

About the Webcast

Learning Objectives

After completing this CME activity, you should be able to:

  • Outline the problems associated with opioids, including addiction.
  • Outline nonpharmacologic and pharmacologic approaches to opioid addiction, including the FDA-approved medications methadone, buprenorphine, and naltrexone.
  • Consider the benefits and challenges of becoming an FDA-waived physician for medication-assisted treatment of opioid addiction.
  • Develop a patient-centered approach to the patient with opioid addiction.

Original release date of webcast: February 8, 2017

Presenting Faculty

Steven Wright, MD

  • Consultant, Medical Pain Management and Addiction.
  • Dr. Wright is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, Ohio. He was in family medicine practice for 32 years and is now active in addiction medicine and medical pain management. He focuses on these areas through consulting, public speaking, advocacy, policy development, education, medical legal work, and medical provider assessment and supervision. Dr. Wright's clinical interests include the neurophysiology and treatment of pain and addiction. In particular, he focuses on etiology, pharmacogenetics, opioids, psychiatric medications, and cannabis, with an emphasis on adverse consequences, best practices, and systems of care. Dr. Wright actively participates in the Colorado Pain Society as vice president and physician liaison, the Colorado Society of Addiction Medicine as treasurer and delegate, the Prescription Drug Abuse Committee of the Colorado Medical Society, and the Colorado Consortium for Prescription Drug Abuse. He is involved in a variety of related projects and speaks across the country on opioids, opioid-induced constipation, cannabis, pharmacogenetics, and risk-managing controlled medication use.

Funding

The live CME activity of this webcast was funded by an educational grant to the AAFP by Indivior.

CME Credit

This enduring material activity, Assisting Patients with Opioid Addiction Treatment, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 1 Prescribed credit by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Term of approval begins February 8, 2017. Term of approval is for two years from this date. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The AAFP is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Academy of Family Physicians designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CME activities approved for AAFP credit are recognized by the AOA as equivalent to AOA Category 2 credit.

Disclaimer

The material presented here is being made available by the American Academy of Family Physicians for educational purposes only. Please note that medical information is constantly changing; the information contained in this activity was accurate at the time of publication. This material is not intended to represent the only, nor necessarily best, methods or procedures appropriate for the medical situations discussed. Rather, it is intended to present an approach, view, statement, or opinion of the faculty, which may be helpful to others who face similar situations.

The AAFP disclaims any and all liability for injury or other damages resulting to any individual using this material and for all claims that might arise out of the use of the techniques demonstrated therein by such individuals, whether these claims shall be asserted by a physician or any other person. Physicians may care to check specific details such as drug doses and contraindications, etc., in standard sources prior to clinical application. This material might contain recommendations/guidelines developed by other organizations. Please note that although these guidelines might be included, this does not necessarily imply the endorsement by the AAFP.

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