Addressing Addiction in Community Pharmacies


When health care providers intervene to assist patients with addiction, it works—effectively encouraging them to seek treatment. Find out how pharmacists can provide addiction prevention and recovery assistance, including appropriate pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic strategies.

Pharmacist Learning Objectives

At the completion of this application-based activity, participants will be able to: 

  1. Implement strategies to prevent patients from illegally obtaining prescription medications for misuse or abuse. 
  2. Demonstrate how to locate referral resources for patients with addiction. 
  3. Describe the impact of brief interventions from health care providers on whether patients seek treatment for addiction. 
  4. Employ statements that can be used to express concern for patients with addiction. 
  5. Compare the effectiveness of various pharmacological approaches to addiction therapy.
Jake Nichols, /
Learning Level: Level 2
Track: Clinical Patient Care and Services
Session Time Slot(s): 
Monday, March 19
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Music City Center - Room 101A-B
ACPE Pharmacist: 0202-0000-18-059-L01-P
CEUs Pharmacist: 0.15
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