Substance Abuse in Pregnancy

Understanding Addiction As A Disease

Activity Details
  • Credit Amounts:
    • CME: 1.25
    • Other: 1.25
  • Cost: Free
  • Release: Jul 8, 2014
  • Expires: Jul 7, 2017
  • Estimated Time to Complete:
    1 Hour(s)  15 Minutes
  • System Requirements:
  • Average User Rating:
    (10 Ratings)


James J.  Nocon James J. Nocon, MD, JD
Professor Emeritus, Obstetrics and Gynecology
Indiana University School of Medicine
Indianapolis, Indiana

Needs Statement

Because few medical schools teach addiction medicine, there are few educated providers. Treatment options are limited by this lack of knowledge. Health care providers need to be educated about addiction medicine because addiction fits the medical model, and there is a great need to expand treatment options.

Target Audience

Health care professionals who work with pregnant women, their infants, and their families; friends and family members of women dealing with substance abuse disorders.


Upon completion of this educational activity, you will be able to:
  • Describe addiction theory and pathophysiology
  • Apply addiction theory to the medical model
  • Discuss screening, detection, and intervention strategies


This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, Kentucky Office of Drug Control Policy, and Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services Department for Public Health. The University of Kentucky College of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Kentucky College of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The University of Kentucky College of Medicine presents this activity for educational purposes only. Participants are expected to utilize their own expertise and judgment while engaged in the practice of medicine. The content of the presentations is provided solely by presenters who have been selected for presentations because of recognized expertise in their field.

This training has been approved by the KBML as meeting the statutory requirements of HB1.

ACGME Competencies

  • Patient care

UK Healthcare CECentral certifies this activity for 1.25 hours of participation.

Faculty Disclosure

No speaker or planner has any relevant financial relationships to disclose. The speaker will not discuss off-label use of a product.
Disclosure of a relationship is not intended to suggest or condone commercial bias in any presentation, but it is made to provide participants with information that might be of potential importance to their evaluation of a presentation.


This activity is jointly provided by the University of Kentucky, Kentucky Office of Drug Control Policy, and Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services Department for Public Health.