APhA Pain Institute 2020: The Sickness of Shame: Healing the Wounds of Substance Use Disorders (pre-registration required)


We all feel shame, and that isn’t always bad. But for some, shame can degrade their sense of self, interfering with healthy mental and emotional function. Mental health conditions and substance use disorders both carry a stigma—the weight of which can become unbearable. Hear from a leading expert on the many types of shame, strategies to prevent unhealthy shame during substance use disorder recovery, and how to apply this knowledge for your patients.

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 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 substance use disorders and the recovery process. 
  3. Describe how pharmacists can use the principles of healthy and unhealthy shame to assist patients who are in recovery or struggling with substance use disorders. 
Kristen Schmidt, MD, MAPH
Board Certified Addiction Psychiatrist
Hazelden Betty Ford
Learning Level: Level 2
Track: APhA Pain Institute
Session Time Slot(s): 
Thursday, March 19
9:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Gaylord National Resort - National Harbor 10
ACPE Pharmacist: 0202-0000-20-010-L01-P
CEUs Pharmacist: 0.15
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