APhA Pain Institute: Sick of Shame: Preventing Unhealthy Guilt in Patients With Addiction (pre-registration required)


We all feel shame. But for some, shame can have a detrimental impact on the sense of self, interfering with healthy mental and emotional function.

Hear from a leading expert on the many types of shame, strategies to prevent unhealthy shame during addiction recovery, and ways in which pharmacists can apply knowledge about unhealthy shame, guilt, and stigma when assisting patients.

Pre-registration is required; registration is open at http://elearning.pharmacist.com/products/5335/apha2019-pain-institute-innovative-approaches-to-chronic-pain .

Pharmacist Learning Objectives

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

  1. Distinguish among the following terms: healthy shame, unhealthy shame, guilt, and stigma.
  2. Explain how feelings related to shame can impact the treatment of addiction and the recovery process.
  3. Describe how pharmacists can use the principles of healthy and unhealthy shame in assisting patients who are in recovery or struggling with the disease of addiction.
Jake Nichols, Pharm.D., MBA
Owner & CEO
Strategic Recovery Resources
Learning Level: Level 2
Track: APhA Pain Institute
Session Time Slot(s): 
Thursday, March 21
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Washington State Convention Center - Room 608-609
ACPE Pharmacist: 0202-0000-19-002-L01-P
CEUs Pharmacist: 0.1
Activity Type: