Substance Use Disorder

Discover how specialist and primary care collaboration in substance use disorder can benefit you and your patients.

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Improve Access to Complex Care Treatment

Patients with complex medical conditions in New Jersey sometimes wait up to six months to see a specialist.

 

Improve Patient Outcomes

Investing time to learn how to provide specialty treatment to your patients in your primary care office, where they are most comfortable, can improve patient outcomes.

Grow Your Primary Care Practice Capacity

Research shows that providers who attend Project ECHO sessions increase their ability to treat patients and offer community resources and referrals to patients and caregivers. When multiple providers in one practice attend the same or different ECHOs, capacity to treat patients expands exponentially.

How to Participate

Access your ECHO clinics from anywhere, using your computer or mobile device.

  • Register for your Project ECHO of choice
  • 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ per 60-minute session attended 
  • No-charge consultation with a multidisciplinary team of specialists on active cases
  • No homework
  • IT support available

Learning Objectives

After participating in ECHO, providers will be able to:

  • Describe the screening tools useful for management of substance use disorders in primary care settings
  • Identify pharmacologic treatment modalities available for patients with substance use disorders
  • Identify non-pharmacologic treatment modalities available for patients with substance use disorders
  • Self-regulate attitudes and beliefs about patient presentations to provide safe and management of patients with substance use disorders
  • Identify appropriate community resources for patients with substance use disorders

Substance Use Disorder ECHO Session Leaders

Petros Levounis, MD, Addiction Psychiatrist, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
Erin Zerbo, MD, Addiction Psychiatrist, Rutgers, New Jersey Medical School
Mary-Catherine Bohan, MSW, Vice President of Outpatient Services, Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care

Substance Use Disorder ECHO Curriculum

Fridays Noon - 1:00pm EST

  • The Neurobiology of Addiction and Implications f+C11 or Treatment
  • Pharmacotherapy of Alcohol Use Disorders
  • Opioid Use Disorder
  • Opioid Use Disorder - Part Two
  • Opioid Withdrawal and Overdose Prevention
  • Cannabis
  • Toxicity
  • Stimulants
  • Gambling and the Behavioral Addictions
  • Behavioral Skills Needed for Successful Recovery

Substance Use Disorder ECHO Financial Disclosure Declarations

The following session leaders have no relevant financial relationships to disclose: Petros Levounis, MD, Erin Zerbo, MD, Mary-Catherine Bohan, MSW

Rutgers Project ECHO Planning Committee

Eric Jahn, MD, jahneg@rwjms.rutgers.edu
Brittany Sullivan, MSPH, brittany.sullivan2@rutgers.edu
Kathy Dodsworth-Rugani, PhD, kathy.dodsworth@rutgers.edu
Lisa Leary, MS, ll671@rwjms.rutgers.edu
Rachel Born, PhD, rachel.born@rutgers.edu

Planning Committee Financial Disclosure Declarations

The following planning committee member has relevant financial relationships to disclose: The spouse of Eric Jahn, MD, owns stock in Proctor & Gamble and Johnson & Johnson.

The following planning committee members have no relevant financial relationships to disclose: Kathy Dodsworth-Rugani, PhD, Brittany Sullivan, MSPH, Rachel Born, PhD, Lisa Leary, MS

Accreditation

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences. Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Credit Designation
CME

Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences designates this live activity a maximum of 24AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Each session is designated for a maximum of one (1) AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

Social Work

This program is approved for social work continuing education hours by Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care in accordance with New Jersey administrative code 13:44G-6.4 and recognized by The New Jersey Board of Social Work Examiners. This program is approved for 24 general social work continuing education hours.

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