Alcohol and Substance Abuse Treatment
Roger Weiss, MD
Substance use disorders are common in both general psychiatric and medical practice. This course will review key issues that clinicians need to know about the diagnosis and treatment of patients with alcohol and drug abuse problems. The course will consist of lecture and frequent audience interaction, including discussion of cases. The course will review diagnosis, pharmacologic and behavioral treatment strategies, treatment of patients with co-occurring psychiatric illness, a review of the common drugs of abuse, and strategies to help family members of those with substance use disorders.
• Understand how to treat patients with little motivation to change;
• Diagnose substance use disorders;
• Determine options for abstinence vs. cutting down;
• Evaluate indications for and use of common substance use disorder medications;
• Distinguish substance-induced disorders vs. independent psychiatric illness;
• Refer patients knowledgeably to mutual-help groups such as AA or SMART Recovery;
• Understand key properties of the common drugs of abuse.
Beth Israel Deaconess Department of Psychiatry Foundation, Inc./Contact Hours: 10
Physicians: The Harvard Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The Harvard Medical School designates this live activity for a maximum of 15 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit ommensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Week-long Seminar: A maximum of 15 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ Weekend Seminar: A maximum of 10 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
Psychologists: The Continuing Education Program at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, a major teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists.
The Continuing Education Program at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, a major teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Counselors: The Continuing Education Program at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, a major teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School continuing education is an NBCC Approved Continuing Provider (ACEP) and may offer NBCC approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. The Week-Long Summer Seminars for a maximum of 15 clock hours and the Weekend Summer Seminars for a maximum of 10 clock hours. The ACEP solely is responsible for all aspects of the program.
Social Workers: For information on the status of the application to the Massachusetts Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers, please call 617-754-1265 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org License and Marriage Family Therapists: For information on the status of application to the Massachusetts Association for Marriage and Family Therapists, please call Stacy Ruiz at 617-754-1265 or email email@example.com.
Educators: For information of the status of application to the Commonwealth of assachusetts to offer Professional Development Points (PDSs), please call Stacy Ruiz at 617-754-1265 or emails firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nurses: Application has been made to the Massachusetts Association for Registered Nurses (MARN) for approval to award contact hours. MARN is accredited as an pprover of continuing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
Roger Weiss, MD is a Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and Chief of the Division of Alcohol and Drug Abuse at McLean Hospital. Author of over 300 scientific publications including Integrated Group Therapy for Bipolar Disorder and Substance Abuse; Editorial board of many journals including American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse, Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, and the American Journal on Addiction.