Breaking the Stigma: The Truth about Substance Use Among Healthcare
Outline and Key Points covered by this training includes:
- Substances use has been problematic for a very long time.
- Alcohol use is common among healthcare professionals, including risky use. We must talk about it and be mindful of ourselves and others when drinking in potentially dangerous situations.
- Stigma on substance use from racism and corporate control of the narrative on substance use.
- Alternatives to treatment for physicians with SUD are successful, and MOUD in lifesaving.
This course is designed for health care professionals including physicians, nurses, patients and caregivers, among others.
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:
- Recognize the prevalence and impact of alcohol use among healthcare professionals
- Develop strategies to address potential substance use problems among colleagues
- Learn about the origins of stigma of substance use
- Recognize the impact of stigma on treatment of healthcare professionals with substance use problems
The information presented at this activity represents the views and opinions of the individual presenters, and does not constitute the opinion or endorsement of, or promotion by, the UPMC Center for Continuing Education in the Health Sciences, UPMC / University of Pittsburgh Medical Center or Affiliates and University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Reasonable efforts have been taken intending for educational subject matter to be presented in a balanced, unbiased fashion and in compliance with regulatory requirements. However, each program attendee must always use his/her own personal and professional judgment when considering further application of this information, particularly as it may relate to patient diagnostic or treatment decisions including, without limitation, FDA-approved uses and any off-label uses.
Jane Liebschutz, MD, MPH, FACP - Chief, General Internal Medicine. Professor of Medicine, Falk Professor of Ambulatory Medicine.
Conflict of Interest Disclosure:
Dr. Liebschutz is a consultant for Biomotivate, Inc. Dr. Liebschutz is a grant recipient from National Institutes of Health, RK Mellon Foundation and the Pittsburgh Foundation.
In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
The University of Pittsburgh designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit[s]™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity.
DEA Medication Access and Training Expansion (MATE) Act
This training is designed to meet the training requirements for the Medication Access and Training Expansion (MATE) Act of 2023.
Pennsylvania Opioid/Pain Management Credit (physicians only)
This activity has been designated as and qualifies for Opioid/Pain Management Credit. It is the responsibility of the learner to maintain the educational presentation or conference agenda as evidence, if needed for audit purpose
- 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
- 0.75 Opioid Education
- 0.75 Attendance
- 0.75 Opioid Education
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