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Combating a National Epidemic of Opiate Misuse: All Docs on Deck
You will receive 1 credit(s) of continuing education credit upon successful completion of this course. The purchase price of this course is $56.00

Description:

We will discuss the role of dentists in preventing misuse of prescription pain medications, how current insurance rules may promote misprescribing of these medications, and what resources are available to clinicians in identifying and addressing opiate addiction. 


Author:
Dr. Robert Zavoski, MD, MPH
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Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, the participant should be able to do the following:

  1. Recognize the severity of the epidemic of misuse of prescription and non-prescription opiates.
  2. Understand the dentist’s role in limiting and addressing this epidemic.


Abstract:
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Summary of presentation:  Misuse of prescription pain medications is now the leading cause of injury and poisoning deaths in the United States.  The excessive purchase costs of these medications force many users to seek less expensive opiates for their habits resulting in a rapid expansion of heroin usage impacting all facets of American society.  We will discuss the role of dentists in preventing misuse of prescription pain medications, how current insurance rules may promote misprescribing of these medications, and what resources are available to clinicians in identifying and addressing opiate addiction. 

This course helps the learner recognize the severity of the epidemic of misuse of prescription and non-prescription opiates.  Throughout the course, learners will begin to understand the dentist’s role in limiting and addressing this epidemic.  Dentist are in a unique position to take action on behalf of their patients.  The closeness of this relationship should enable the dentists to take action.



ADA CERP Disclosure: The author of this Continuing Education Activity has no financial relationship to DrBicuspid.com with respect to preparation of these CE course materials. Author has disclosed that they do not have any real or perceived conflict of interest in preparing this educational activity, nor does this activity discuss any unlabeled or unapproved drug or device.




References:

1. National Institute on Drug Abuse. (2015). Drugs of Abuse: Opioids. Bethesda, MD: National Institute on Drug Abuse. Available at http://www.drugabuse.gov/drugs-abuse/opioids.

2. American Society of Addiction Medicine. (2011). Public Policy Statement: Definition of Addiction. Chevy Chase, MD: American Society of Addiction Medicine. Available at http://www.asam.org/docs/publicypolicy-statements/1definition_of_addiction_long_4-11.pdf?sfvrsn=2

3. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality. (2015). Behavioral health trends in the United States: Results from the 2014 National Survey on Drug Use and Health. Rockville, MD: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Available at http://www.samhsa.gov/data/sites/default/files/NSDUH-FRR1-2014/NSDUH-FRR1-2014.pdf.

4. National Institute on Drug Abuse. (2014). Drug Facts: Heroin. Bethesda, MD: National Institute on Drug Abuse. Available at http://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/drugfacts/heroin 

5. Center for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, National Vital Statistics System, Mortality File. (2015). Number and Age-Adjusted Rates of Drug-poisoning Deaths Involving Opioid Analgesics and Heroin: United States, 2000–2014. Atlanta, GA: Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Available at http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/health_policy/AADR_drug_poisoning_involving_OA_Heroin_US_2000- 2014.pdf


Release date: June 23, 2016
Review date: January 1, 2016
Expiration date: December 31, 2018

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