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Self-Assessment in Substance Abuse Treatment

Self-Assessment in Substance Abuse Treatment
A Companion to The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Substance Abuse Treatment, Fourth Edition, Version 2

Robert E. Hales, M.D., M.B.A., James A. Bourgeois, O.D., M.D., and Narriman C. Shahrokh
ISBN 978-1-58562-325-9
Online at
Item #562325

Earn up to 24.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CME Credits™!

The Self-Assessments are self-paced, online examinations that allow you to evaluate your mastery of the subject matter as you progress through the companion American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook.

The program provides an easy-to-access and individualized opportunity to gain and assess knowledge of psychiatry, ideally to be undertaken by psychiatrists and residents as part of a comprehensive lifelong learning program in psychiatry. It provides a specific educational opportunity for candidates preparing for certification and recertification examinations.

By participating in the Self-Assessment Program, you will have the opportunity to

  • Improve knowledge of substance abuse treatment
  • Improve clinical decision making and patient care
  • Test and assess your knowledge and decision-making skills
  • Prepare for board certification and recertification
  • Practice answering board-like questions
  • Earn up to 24.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ for each exam

Participants earn continuing medical education (CME) credits for reviewing the companion The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Substance Abuse Treatment, Fourth Edition, assessing their retention of the clinical content of the Textbook by taking the self-assessment exam, and further increasing their clinical knowledge by reviewing the rationale for the correct answers. The Answer Guide references relevant text, tables, and figures (including the page number) in the Textbook to allow quick access to needed information. Each answer is accompanied by a discussion that addresses not only the correct response but also explains why other responses are not correct.

The APA is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Psychiatric Association designates this educational activity for a maximum of 24.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This Self-Assessment does NOT meet ABPN criteria for Self-Assessment (Part 2 of the Maintenance of Certification).

Program release date: May 1, 2008
Program end date: May 31, 2014

Questions. Neurobiology of addiction. Genetics of addiction. Epidemiology of addiction. Cross-cultural aspects of addiction. Assessment of the patient. Patient placement criteria. Evolution in addiction treatment concepts and methods. Neurobiology of alcohol. Clinical management of alcohol abuse and dependence. Neurobiology of stimulants. Clinical management: cocaine. Clinical management: methamphetamine. Neurobiology of hallucinogens. Hallucinogens and club drugs. Nicotine and tobacco. Benzodiazepines and other sedatives and hypnotics. Treatment of anabolic-androgenic steroid�related disorders. Neurobiology of opiates and opioids. Detoxification of opioids. Opioid maintenance treatment. Buprenorphine maintenance. Antagonists of opioids. Psychodynamics. Cognitive-behavioral therapies. Motivational enhancement. Twelve-step facilitation. Contingency management. Network therapy. Group therapy. Family therapy. Inpatient programs. Therapeutic communities. Community-based treatment. Psychological mechanisms of alcoholics anonymous. The history of alcoholics anonymous and the experiences of patients. Outcome research on 12-step and other self-help programs. Adolescent substance abuse. The mentally ill substance abuser. Women and addiction. Perinatal substance abuse. HIV/AIDS and hepatitis C. Prescription drug abusers. Substance use disorders among physicians. Gay men and lesbians. Minorities. Testing to identify recent drug use. Medical education. Prevention of substance abuse. Forensic addiction psychiatry. Index. Answer Guide.
Robert E. Hales, M.D., M.B.A., is the Joe P. Tupin Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of California, Davis School of Medicine. He is also the Editor-in-Chief of the American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc., and Medical Director of the Sacramento County Mental Health Service in Sacramento, California.

James A. Bourgeois, O.D., M.D., is Alan Stoudemire Professor of Psychosomatic Medicine in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at University of California, Davis Medical Center in Sacramento, California.

Narriman C. Shahrokh is Chief Administrative Officer in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine in Sacramento, California.