Addiction 101

Event description
Sponsored by BSAS

Virtual meeting
Via Zoom

This one-hour course is intended to provide foundational knowledge of addiction. Topics include stigma, the disease model of addiction, and an overview of evidence-based treatment of substance use disorders will be provided.

Intended audience
Medical providers, nurses, social workers, Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselors (LADC), Certified Alcohol/Drug Counselors (CADC), Community Health Workers (CHW), recovery coaches, counselors, Licensed Mental health Counselors (LMHC), and members of the community.

Please read the Accreditation Information section of the registration page to learn about the requirements for receiving credit or a certificate of completion.
CME (1.00)
Nursing (1.00) ; Pharmacology (0.25)
Social work (1.00)
LADC (1.00)
CADC (1.00)
Recovery coach (1.00)
LMHC (1.00)

After attending this training, participants will have the knowledge necessary to:

1. Describe the prevalence of substance use disorders in the US.
2. Define substance use disorders as chronic medical conditions.
3. Identify at least 3 evidence-based treatment strategies for substance use disorders.
4. Recognize and respond to an opioid overdose.

Sponsored by
Boston Medical Center Grayken Center for Addiction TTA, Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Bureau of Substance Addiction Services (DPH/BSAS)

Funding for out of state attendees is provided by the Opioid Response Network (ORN).

Funding for this initiative was made possible (in part) by grant no. 1H79TI083343 from SAMHSA. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.

Event date
Attendance mode
BMC Grayken Center for Addiction TTA