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Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Management of Substance Use Disorders
Course Code: NA1742

Author(s): Department of Veterans Affairs - Department of Defense

Pre-approved for: ACM, CA BRN, CCM, CDMS, CLCP, CNLCP, COHN/COHN-S, CRC, CVRP, Delaware BON, Florida BON, RNs

Hours: 14


This course is a detailed review and examination of the Department of Defense and Department of Veterans Affairs clinical practice reference guidelines for the management of Substance Use Disorders. This guideline is designed to provide objective, evidence-based information on the management of SUD. It is intended to assist healthcare providers in all aspects of patient care, including, but not limited to, diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up.

Course Objectives:
  1. To assess the patientís condition and determine in collaboration with the patient the best treatment method

  2. To optimize each individualís recovery to decrease or eliminate consumption, improve health and wellness, live a self-directed life, and strive to reach his or her full potential

  3. To minimize preventable complications and morbidity

  4. To emphasize the use of patient-centered care

Course Overview:
  1. Section 1: Introduction and Background

  2. Section 2: About the Clinical Practice Guideline

  3. Section 3: Algorithm

  4. Section 4: Recommendations

  5. Section 5: Knowledge Gaps and Recommended Research

  6. Section 6: Evidence Review Methodology

  7. Section 7: Pharmacotherapy for Alcohol Use Disorder and Substance Use Disorder

  8. Section 8: Psychosocial Interventions

  9. Section 9: Evidence Table

  10. Section 10: Additional Appendices and References


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