APhA Quick Quiz: Stop Substance Use Disorder

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Substance use disorder is a brain disease that can be medically treated.  However, many people in the United States harbor negative perceptions about patients with substance use disorder that lead to increased stigma, compared with perceptions associated with other chronic diseases.   As a result, many patients with substance use disorder and their families feel shame about the condition. 

Take this quiz to assess and expand your knowledge about effective strategies for pharmacists to help patients open up about substance abuse disorders and engage in effective conversations with their patients who experience this disease.  


Learning Objective

At the completion of this knowledge-based activity, participants will be able to:  

  1. Identify barriers that may prevent patients from seeking care for substance use disorder. 
  2. Discuss effective communication strategies to destigmatize substance use disorder.  
  3. Navigate difficult conversations about substance use disorder with patients and their caregivers.   

Accreditation Information 


The American Pharmacists Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. The ACPE Universal Activity Number for this activity is 0202-0000-19-245-H04-P

To claim 0.5 contact hours of CPE credit (0.5 CEUs) for participating in this online learning activity, APhA Quick Quiz: Stop Substance Use Disorder, participants will need to complete all 5 questions provided, answer the evaluation questions, then CLAIM credit. A valid pharmacist.com username and password is required to claim credit. After credit has been claimed, please visit CPE monitor to view CPE transcript.  

Initial release date: October 16, 2019

Expiration date: October 16, 2022 

Activity Type: Knowledge-based

Target Audience: Pharmacists 

Learning Level: 2


APhA Quick Quiz: Stop Substance Use Disorder is an online continuing education activity for pharmacists developed by the American Pharmacists Association.


Thomas S. Franko, PharmD, BCACP, 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, BA, PharmD, MBA, BCACP, Director of Content Development & Partnership at the American Pharmacists Association. 

System Requirements

Computer and internet access are required to complete this activity.  Please visit our website to view the System Requirements.