Pharmacy: Addiction Medicine: When Patients Can’t “Just Quit”

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Learning Objectives
    Upon completion of this course the learner should be able to:
    • Describe the economic and societal burdens created by addiction.
    • Identify patients presenting with opioid use disorder, alcohol use disorder or tobacco use disorder using the DSM-5 criteria for diagnosis.
    • List the various pharmacological therapies used during the withdrawal phase.
    • Compose a plan for incorporating naloxone pharmacist-consult agreements into practice.
    • Discuss the current FDA-approved therapies for opioid use disorder and determine the best treatment option based on recent guidelines and patient factors.
    • Compare and contrast the FDA-approved therapies for alcohol use disorder.
    • Assess a patient’s readiness to change and devise a plan for smoking cessation when needed.
    • Review the psychosocial interventions used in treating addiction.

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