Tackling the Opioid Epidemic

Substance Use Disorders in Your Medical Practice: Treatment and Referral Updates

Activity Details
  • Credit Amounts:
    • CME: 1.00
    • Other: 1.00
    • CDE: 1.00
  • Cost: Free
  • Release: Sep 12, 2019
  • Expires: Sep 11, 2022
  • Estimated Time to Complete:
    1 Hour(s)
  • Average User Rating:
    (33 Ratings)


Kelly J.  Clark Kelly J. Clark, MD, MBA, DFAPA, DFASAM
Addiction Crisis Solutions
Louisville, Kentucky

Needs Statement

Because of inadequate provision of addiction treatment in physician practices and referrals to appropriate specialty care, health care professionals need education on the nature of addiction as a chronic brain disease and application of the chronic disease model to this disorder. This training has been approved by KBML as meeting statutory requirements of HB1.

Target Audience

This activity is designed for prescribers of controlled substances including physicians, nurse practitioners, and dentists and any other interested health care professionals.


Upon completion of this educational activity, you will be able to:

  • Assess patients for substance dependence vs. a substance use disorder (SUD) and initiate the appropriate treatment plan
  • Describe the paradigm of addiction as a chronic disease with its multiple ramifications
  • Develop an appropriate plan for both referral of patients with SUDs and explain your decisions to provide this care


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, and Kentucky Office of Drug Control Policy. 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 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the 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. 1219-H1.0-UK19b

ACGME Competencies

  • Patient care
  • Medical knowledge
  • Systems-based practice

UK Healthcare CECentral certifies this activity for 1.00 hour of participation.

This online course meets regulatory requirements for 1.00 hour credit as permitted by 201 KAR 8:532 for dentists and 201 KAR 8:562 for dental hygienists.

Faculty Disclosure

Kelly Clark, MD, speaker, has relevant financial relationships with commercial interests as follows:

  • Principal - Addiction Crisis Solutions - Ownership
  • Director - Dispose Rx - Consultant fee and ownership interest

No planners or content reviewers have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.

The material presented in this course represents information obtained from the scientific literature as well as the clinical experiences of the speaker. In some cases, the presentation might include discussion of investigational agents and/or off-label indications for various agents used in clinical practice. The speaker will inform the audience when they are discussing investigational and/or off-label uses.

Content review confirmed that the content was developed in a fair, balanced manner free from commercial bias. 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 and Kentucky Office of Drug Control Policy.

In collaboration with Kentucky Injury Prevention and Research Center (KIPRC).