Discussion of Substances with Inappropriate Use Liability and Review of Drug Trends
This activity will increase the knowledge base of the attendee regarding substances with improper use liability and current drug supply trends.
1. Describe how highly-potent synthetic opioids entered the drug supply and the expected effects on the consumer thereof.
2. Discuss remaining vigilant for clients who may advertently or inadvertently expose themselves to fentanyl analogues and the extreme danger this poses.
3. List other substances that can be categorized as opioids or opioid-like and their expected effects on the consumer.
4. Name substances that can be categorized as central nervous system depressants and their expected effects on the consumer.
5. Identify substances that can be described as central nervous system stimulants and their expected effects on the consumer.
6. Recall substances that would be considered dissociatives or hallucinogens and describe their expected effects on the consumer.
Amy Gallaher Miles, DO, IBCLC
Addiction Medicine Specialist
Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
UPMC Western Behavioral Health at Safe Harbor
In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), 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 live activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
A maximum of 1.5 nursing contact hours will be awarded. Participants will be able to claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the program.
As a Jointly Accredited Organization, University of Pittsburgh is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. University of Pittsburgh maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive 1.5 continuing education credits.
OTHER HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS
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.
- 1.00 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.
- 1.00 ANCCUPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
- 1.00 ASWB
- 1.00 Attendance