This online CME program outlines strategies for addressing teen prescription drug abuse.
An estimated 1 in 20 teens has a substance abuse disorder, but research indicates that early interventions can achieve positive outcomes—and many teens actually want physicians to bring up sensitive topics like drug abuse. That’s why we’ve partnered with the Coalition of Health Care Providers on Adolescent Substance Abuse to create a two-part online CME course on teen prescription drug abuse. Each part is worth up to 0.5 AOA Category 1-B CME credits, for a possible total of 1.0 Category 1-B credits if you complete both parts successfully.
Each part of the course features brief videos of clinicians offering helpful insights and strategies for identifying and addressing substance abuse in teen patients. Addiction experts recommend asking teen patients about substance use at each clinical visit.