APhA Pain Institute 2020: 59½ Minutes Feature: Tough Talk About Substance Misuse (pre-registration required)


The good news: America’s attitude toward substance use disorder, treatment, and recovery is improving. Still, conversations between providers and patients or family caregivers about substance use disorders can be difficult and uncomfortable. In this 60 Minutes–type special, you’ll hear from a behavioral health clinician and primary care specialist who examine the many faces of substance use disorder. You’ll learn strategies for screening, destigmatizing the condition, and starting those difficult but necessary conversations.

Pre-registration is required; registration is open at http://elearning.pharmacist.com/products/5792/apha-pain-institute-2020-healing-body-and-mind-mental-health-comorbidities-in-substance-use-disorder

Pharmacist Learning Objectives

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

  1. Describe the patient’s perspective of the experience of substance use disorder. 
  2. Use effective communication skills to destigmatize substance use disorder.
  3. Discuss strategies for pharmacists to screen for substance use disorder.
  4. Demonstrate how pharmacists can engage in effective conversations with patients who have a substance use disorder. 
Anita Jacobson, PharmD
Clinical Associate Professor
University of Rhode Island
Sarah Melton, PharmD, BCPP, BCACP, FASCP
Professor of Pharmacy Practice
East Tennessee State University Gatton College of Pharmacy
Learning Level: Level 2
Track: APhA Pain Institute
Session Time Slot(s): 
Thursday, March 19
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Gaylord National Resort - National Harbor 10
ACPE Pharmacist: 0202-0000-20-005-L08-P
CEUs Pharmacist: 0.1
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