Course Code: REL-HHS-0-W006
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 1/31/2020
Identify and diagnose opiate use disorder by recognizing the high prevalence and incidence in the current epidemic
Recognize the new use of opiate antagonists, such as naloxone, by non-medical persons to prevent opiate overdose deaths
Describe treatment methods for opiate use disorders including innovative detoxification and maintenance agents such as buprenorphine and depot naltrexone.
Recognize the key roles of behavioral therapies, self-help programs, physical exercise, supported employment, and other nonpharmacologic interventions for primary and secondary prevention
Thomas Kosten, MD
Dr. Kosten is the JH Waggoner Chair and Professor of Psychiatry, Pharmacology, Immunology and Neuroscience, vice-Chair for Psychiatry and Co-director of the Dan L. Duncan Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (ICTR) at Baylor College of Medicine. He is the founding Vice Chair for Addiction Psychiatry of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, and Past President of both the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry (AAAP) and the College on Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD). He is a Distinguished Life Fellow in the American Psychiatric Association (APA) and a Fellow of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ACNP). He has served as a Congressional Fellow in the US House of Representatives and has been a long-standing member of various substance abuse commissions for the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) as well as various advisory boards for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Department of Defense (DOD). He is the current Editor for the American Journal on Addictions, past Editor for the American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse, and serves on the board of several notable journals in substance abuse. He has published over 700 papers, books, and reviews describing his contributions, particularly in the use of pharmacotherapeutics for treating cocaine and opioid addictive disorders as well as his work in vaccine development for cocaine and methamphetamine addictions.
Disclosure: Thomas Kosten, MD discloses the following potential conflict of interests/commercial interests: Relevant Financial Relationship with Alkermes as Grant/Research Support
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