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CME - Addiction as a Chronic Disease is a Course

CME - Addiction as a Chronic Disease


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Full course description




1 hour







In support of improving patient care, Arizona State University is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.



What you'll learn

Clinicians will learn current best practices for identifying and treating patients with substance use related problems.

During this module, we provide foundational understanding of addiction as a chronic, biopsychosocial disease and the underlying associated neurological pathophysiology. We hope that you will leave with a clear understanding of how to identify patients at risk for substance use disorders, diagnose those meeting SUD criteria, and subsequently connect them with the appropriate level of addiction care.


Learning Objectives:

  1. Define Addiction and state the diagnostic criteria for SUDs
  2. Identify patients at risk for substance use disorders
  3. Explain the basic neurobiology of addiction
  4. Explain the chronic disease approach to managing addiction
  5. Describe the various levels of care in which addiction can be treated

View other modules or enroll in all 12 Addiction Medicine modules here.


Who this course is designed for:

Clinicians, healthcare workers, healthcare managers


What you'll receive:

Upon successfully completing the course the participant will be able to claim their CME (1.0 credit).


Meet the instructors

Randi Sokol,MD, MPH, MMedED - Assistant Professor

Randi Sokol, MD, MPH, MMedEd, is an Assistant Professor at the Tufts Family Medicine Residency Program and Instructor at Harvard Medical School. She is Board Certified in both Family Medicine and Addiction Medicine. She earned her B.A. at the University of Pennsylvania, her Medical Degree and Masters in Public Health from Tulane University, completed Family Medicine Residency at UC-Davis, and earned a Masters in Medical Education through the University of Dundee.

Matt Martin, PhD, LMFT - Clinical Assistant Professor

Matt Martin, PhD, LMFT, is Clinical Assistant Professor in the Doctor of Behavioral Health Program at Arizona State University where he teaches courses on healthcare quality improvement, substance use prevention, behavioral health integration, and motivational interviewing.