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Welcome to Behavioral Health 3, Substance Abuse Disorder

In this course you will learn about some of the most common cases that present to your clinic on a daily basis from a Substance Abuse Disorder standpoint. Dr. Grover-Wenk, a board-certified Family Medicine Physicians will teach you this through real life case scenarios that present to the clinic on a daily basis. By the end of this course, you will be confident tackling these abnormalities with much more ease. Because of the multiple topics in this section, Behavioral Health outpatient has been divided into three 4 sections. For complete knowledge in this section, reviewing all sections is recommended

Duration: 1.47 hours (1 hour and 47 minutes)

CME: 1.75 CME

Topics Discussed in this course:

Primary Care Approach to Substance Use Disorder (SUD)

Attitudes towards diabetes vs. addiction

Pathophysiology of addiction

Substance use vs. substance dependence

DSM5 Criteria for SUD

Screening tools to use in the office

The drug abuse screening test 10

Other screenings for specific populations

Brief interventions

Stages of change

Sample talking techniques

Overview of specific substances




Club Drugs

Dissociative drugs



Long term effects of marijuana on the brain

Assessing treatment types for SUD

Types of treatment centers

Behavioral therapies for adults

Behavioral therapies for children and adolescents

Pharmacotherapy for addiction





PCP follow up for addiction patients

Drug abuse categories

Detecting prescription abuse

Comorbid disorders with SUD

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