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Helping patients with addiction is no easy task. Compared with those who have other health conditions, people with addiction are less likely to even recognize their illness or understand the risks of going untreated. But even brief interventions from health care providers have proven effective for encouraging these patients to seek treatment.
How do you start the difficult conversations? What should you say—or avoid saying? This session covers all the dos and don’ts for providing addiction prevention and recovery assistance in the community pharmacy setting. You’ll also explore effective nonpharmacological strategies for assisting patients with addiction.
Pre-registration is required; registration is open at http://elearning.pharmacist.com/products/5335/apha2019-pain-institute-innovative-approaches-to-chronic-pain .
At the completion of this application-based activity, participants will be able to: