Home Study - Addiction is a Chronic Disease: An Update to the Surgeon General’s Report

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With the opioid epidemic reaching into every corner of the United States, more people are recognizing that addiction is a chronic disease rather than a moral failing.  A report released in November of 2016 by the Surgeon General discusses the severity of drug and alcohol addiction in the United States and strategies to address this epidemic. In this webinar, Theodore Parran, MD*, will describe the concept of addiction as a chronic disease and discuss the significance of the recently-published report by the Surgeon General on addiction and recovery. 

*NOTE: The scheduled speaker for the live webinar, Theodore V. Parran, Jr., MD, was unable to present. APhA welcomed Chris Herndon, PharmD, BCPS, CPE, from Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville School of Pharmacy, who presented on Dr. Parran’s behalf.

Activity Type: Knowledge-based
Target Audience: Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians
Learning Level: Level 2

Learning Objectives

At the completion of the home activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the following terms: physical dependence, tolerance, active addiction, recovery, and substance abuse.
  2. Discuss the significance of the United States Surgeon General’s report on alcohol, drug and health and its relevance to the opioid epidemic.
  3. Explain the recommendations in the United States Surgeon General’s report on alcohol, drug, and health for the management of patients who misuse or abuse alcohol and drugs.  

ACPE Universal Activity Numbers: 0202-0000-17-003-H04-P (pharmacists) and 0202-0000-17-003-H04-T (technicians)

At the completion of the APhA Quick Quiz: Addiction and Recovery activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Explain the recommendations in the United States Surgeon Generals Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health, and report how these recommendations relate to the practice of community pharmacy.

ACPE Universal Activity Numbers: 0202-0000-17-002-H04-P (pharmacists) and 0202-0000-17-002-H04-T (technicians)

Accreditation Information 

The American Pharmacists Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education (CPE). The following webinar is approved for 1.0 contact hour of CPE credit (0.10 CEUs). 
 

To obtain 1.0 contact hour of CPE credit (0.1 CEUs) for "Addiction Is a Chronic Disease: An Update to the Surgeon General’s Report (Home Study)" complete the assessment with a grade of 70% or better, evaluation questions, and CLAIM credit. To obtain 0.5 contact hour of CPE credit (0.05 CEUs) for "APhA Quick Quiz: Addiction and Recovery" complete interactive activity and CLAIM credit. Participants will need to have a valid pharmacist.com username and password to claim credit. After your credit has been claimed, please visit CPE monitor for your transcript.  

APhA continuing pharmacy education policy provides you with two opportunities to successfully complete this continuing pharmacy education assessment. Please note that you will not be permitted to submit the assessment a third time. The current policy of the APhA Education Department is not to release the correct answers to any of our CPE tests. This policy is intended to maintain the integrity of the CPE activity and the assessment.

Initial release date: February 1, 2017
Expiration date: January 18, 2020  NO CREDIT GRANTED AFTER THIS DATE

Development

"Addiction Is a Chronic Disease: An Update to the Surgeon General’s Report (Home Study)” and "APhA Quick Quiz:  Addiction and Recovery" are home-study continuing education activities for pharmacists and technicians developed by the American Pharmacists Association.

Speaker

Chris Herndon, PharmD, BCPS, CPE*

Associate Professor

School of Pharmacy

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville 

*Replaced scheduled speaker:

Theodore V. Parran, Jr., MD, FACP

Carter and Isabel Wang Professor and Chair of Medical Education

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

Disclosures

Theodore V. Parran, Jr., MD, FACP, Chris Herndon, PharmD, BCPS, CPE and APhA’s editorial staff declare no conflicts of interest or financial interests in any product or service mentioned in this activity, including grants, employment, gifts, stock holdings, and honoraria. For a complete list of APhA staff disclosures, please visit the APhA website at www.pharmacist.com/apha-disclosures . 

Conflicts of interest have been resolved through content review by Helen Sairany, PharmD, BCACP, Associate Director of Content Development at the American Pharmacists Association. 

Activity Fee

The live webinar was free to APhA members as an exclusive member benefit. This home-study is available exclusively to APhA members for first 30 days of release; non-members may purchase the home-study beginning March 1, 2017 for $129. 

System Requirements

Computer and Internet access is required to complete this activity.  Please visit our website to view the System Requirements to have a positive learning experience.

Credit Information

Activity Number Credit Amount Accreditation Period
ACPE# 0202-0000-17-003-H04-P 0.1 CEUs January 18, 2017 - January 18, 2020
ACPE# 0202-0000-17-003-H04-T 0.1 CEUs January 18, 2017 - January 18, 2020
ACPE# 0202-0000-17-002-H04-P 0.05 CEUs January 18, 2017 - January 18, 2020
ACPE# 0202-0000-17-002-H04-T 0.05 CEUs January 18, 2017 - January 18, 2020