August 17, 2018

Sponsored by American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry

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Brian Fuehrlein, MD, PhD | Director, Psychiatric Emergency Room, VA, Connecticut and Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Yale University

Module Description
Provides a basic introduction of the concepts of the disease model of addiction and the role of the reward system. Using neuroscience concepts as a foundation, clinical manifestations of the disease of addiction are then discussed in the form of case-based presentations.

Educational Objectives

  • Describe the impact of substance use disorders (SUDs)
  • Summarize basic neurobiological pathways involved with the development of substance use disorders
  • Identify the various clinical presentations of patients with substance use disorders
  • Relate that substance use disorders are chronic disease process

Note: This online module is NOT designated for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.