Section Name Description
Module 1: Lesson 1: Introduction to Substance Use Disorders URL The Science of Drug Use and Addiction: The Basics.

Read the entire article to understand key terms. (10 minutes)

National Institute on Drug Abuse

URL Addictionary

Lookup the definition of the terms "Withdrawal" and "relapse" in this special dictionary about substance use. Additionally, you may search for any other unfamiliar terms to improve your understanding. (2 minutes)

Recovery Research Institute

URL Understanding the Disease of Addiction

Read the content under the heading "Addiction Models." (3 minutes)

American Addiction Centers

URL Facing Addiction in America: The Surgeon General's Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health: Chapter 2 :The Neurobiology of Substance Use, Misuse, and Addiction.

Read the content under the heading "Preview", "Conducting Research on Neurobiology...", "The Addiction Cycle", "Different Classes of ...", "Different Classes of Substances Affect the Brain and Behavior in Different Ways" and "Factors that Increase ...". (28 minutes)

NCBI

URL Alcohol's Effects on the Body

Read the entire page. (6 minutes)

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

URL Commonly Used Drugs Charts

Click on "Cocaine," "Marijuana (Cannabis)," "Heroin," "Inhalants," "Prescription Opioids," "Tobacco/Nicotine," and "Methamphetamine" and read the section "Possible Health Effects" for each. (7 minutes)

National Institute on Drug Abuse

URL Over the Counter (OTC) Drug Addiction, Abuse, And Treatment

Read the entire page. (6 minutes)

Addiction Center

URL Family and Social Aspects of Substance Use Disorders and Treatment

Read the entire article. (11 minutes)

NCBI

URL 3.4 Models that help us understand AOD use in society

Although the resource is a bit old, it provides an excellent overview of the various models of addiction. You can read the entire page for a summary of different models. (10 minutes)

Australian Government Department of health

Module 1: Lesson 2: The global impact of Substance Use Disorders URL The Global Burden of Mental, Neurological and Substance Use Disorders: An Analysis from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2010

Read the entire article. (40 minutes)

PLOS

URL Drug use disorders: impact of a public health rather than a criminal justice approach

Read the entire page. (8 minutes)

World Psychiatry

Module 2: Lesson 1: Assessment of Substance Use Disorders URL The Diagnostic Criteria for Substance Use Disorders (Addiction)

Read the content on the main page and click on the headings "Alcohol," "Cannabis," "Hallucinogens," "Inhalants," "Opioid," "Sedatives, Hypnotics, or Anxiolytics," "Stimulants," and "Tobacco" and read the content for each. (38 minutes)

MentalHelp.net An American Addiction Centers Resources

URL Commonly Used Substance Use Disorder Screening Instruments.

Read the content in the table. (4 minutes)

MassHealth PCC Plan MBHP

URL DSM-5 Criteria for Substance Use Disorders: Recommendations and Rationale

Read the content under the heading "Overarching Issues". (33 minutes)

NCBI

Module 2: Lesson 2: Identifying the comorbidities of substance use and medical and mental disorders URL Comorbidity of Substance Use and Mental Health Disorders in Europe

Read the entire document. (25 minutes)

European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction

URL Common Comorbidities with Substance Use Disorders Research Report

Read the content from the heading "Part 1: The Connection Between Substance Use Disorders and Mental Illness," on page 4 to the end of page 15. (21 minutes)

National Institute on Drug Abuse

URL Substance Use and Associated Health Conditions Throughout the Lifespan

Read the content under the heading "Discussion". (25 minutes)

NCBI

URL Substance use disorders and medical comorbidities among high-need, high-risk patients with diabetes

Read the content under the heading " 1. Introduction." (6 minutes)

SciencieDirect

URL WOMEN AND DRUGS Drug Use, Drug Supply and Their Consequences

Read the content under the headings "Health and social consequences of drug use among women" and "Access to treatment and care for drug use disorders," on pages 20-23. (12 minutes)

UNODC

Module 2: Lesson 3: Coping with risks associated with substance use disorders. URL Symptoms and Signs of Substance abuse

Read the entire webpage. (5 minutes)

American Addiction Centers

URL Addressing Substance Use in Behavioral Health Crisis Care: A Companion Resource to the SAMHSA Crisis Toolkit

Read the content under the headings "Core Services and Best Practices" and "Core Principles and Essential Partnerships" on pages 6-15. (32 minutes)

National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors

URL What Is A Crisis Intervention?

Read the entire webpage. (8 minutes)

Vertava Health

URL Substance Use Disorders in Crisis Settings: Engagement, Assessment, and Intervention Approaches

Read the content under the heading "Guidelines for integrated longitudinal assessment" until the heading "CME Post-Test". (16 minutes)

Psychiatric Times

Module 2: Lesson 4: The Social Determinants of Substance Use Disorders URL Coexisting social conditions and health problems among clients seeking treatment for illicit drug use in Finland: The HUUTI study

Read the content under the heading ¨Abstract¨ , ¨Results¨ and ¨Discussions¨ (16 minutes)

BMC Public Health

URL Risk and Protective Factors

Read the complete article. (6 minutes)

SAMHSA

URL Facing Addiction in America: The Surgeon General's Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health

Read the entire page. (2 minutes)

NIH

Module 3: Lesson 1 : Substance use disorders treatment and relapse prevention URL Principles of Drug Addiction Treatment: A Research-Based Guide (Third Edition)

Read the content under the headings "Principles of Effective Treatment" on pages 3-6 and "What is drug addiction treatment?" on pages 7-9. (11 minutes)

NIH

URL Guide: 11 Indicators of Quality Addiction Treatment

Read the entire page (8 minutes)

Recovery Research Institute

URL Relapse Prevention: Clinical Models and Intervention Strategies

Read the content under the headings "Effectiveness and Efficacy of RP" and "Models of RP" until the heading "Clinical RP Interventions to Reduce Lapse and Relapse Risk" (20 minutes)

Doctor

URL Vision for the Future: A Public Health Approach

Read the entire page (51 minutes)

NCBI

URL Affording Housing Models and Recovery

Read the entire article (5 minutes)

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

URL Therapeutic Communities Research Report What Are Therapeutic Communities?

Read the entire article (4 minutes)

National Institute on Drug Abuse

Module 3: Lesson 2: Intervention considerations in therapy and control of substance use disorders URL Evidence Based Psychosocial Interventions in Substance Use

Read the content under the headings "Abstract," "Treatment Approaches," "Individual Psychosocial Interventions," and "Special Populations." (22 minutes)

NCBI

URL Barriers to Use of Pharmacotherapy for Addiction Disorders and How to Overcome Them

Read the entire article. (29 minutes)

NIH

URL Pharmacotherapy of Tobacco Use Disorder

Read the entire article (18 minutes)

The American Journal of Psychiatry Residents’ Journal

URL Drug-Related Harm Reduction

Read the entire webpage (6 minutes)

World Health Organization

URL Measures of harm reduction service provision for people who inject drugs

Read the entire page (22 minutes)

World Health Organization

URL Stages of Recovery

Read the entire page, click on the headings "Pre-contemplative", "Contemplative", "Preparation & Action", and "Maintenance" to expand the content. (6 minutes)

Recovery Research Institute


URL Strengthening Canada’s Approach to Substance Use Issues

Read the content under the headings "3. The Canadian Drugs and Substances Strategy" and "4. How to get there - Issues for discussion" (49 minutes)

Government of Canada

URL Cross-Cultural Issues in Recovery from Addiction

Watch the entire video (5 minutes)

CalSouthern Psychology

URL Adapting evidence-informed complex population health interventions for new contexts: a systematic review of guidance

Read the abstract and from the heading "Categories" to the end of the article (33 minutes)

BMC Implementation Science

URL A systematic review of adaptations of evidence-based public health interventions globally

Read the entire article (37 minutes)

BMC Implementation Science

URL Understanding Stages of Change and Best Interventions for Substance Use Disorders

Watch the video from 36:15 to 42:45 (7 minutes)

National Nurse-Led Care Consortium

Module 4: Lesson 1: Prevention stategies for alcohol, tobacco, and other substance use disorders URL A Guide to SAMHSA’s Strategic Prevention Framework

Read from pages 4 to 31 (65 minutes)

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

URL Charper 3. Prevention Programs and Policies

Read the entire chapter (114 minutes)

Surgeon General’s Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health

URL Preventing Drug Misuse and Addiction: The Best Strategy

Read the entire guide (6 minutes)

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

URL Principles of Substance Abuse Prevention for Early Childhood - Chapter 2: Risk and Protective Factors

Read the entire webpage (13 minutes)

National Institute on Drug Abuse

URL Environmental substance use prevention interventions in Europe

Read the content under the heading "1. Prevention traditions and environmental prevention" on pages 9 -16. (24 minutes)

European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drugs Addiction

URL COVID-19 and Substance Use Disorders: Recommendations to a Comprehensive Healthcare Response. An International Society of Addiction Medicine Practice and Policy Interest Group Position Paper

Read the content under the heading "1. Introduction", "2. Early Detection and Referral Systems and Linkages to Other Community-based Services", and "3. Specific Concerns Around Opioid Substitution Therapy" (22 minutes)

Basic & Clinical Neuroscience

Module 4: Lesson 2: The role of healthcare workers and social and community support in preventing substance use disorders URL Role of Social Support in Relapse Prevention for Drug Addicts

Read from "Role of Social Support in Preventing Relapse" on page 917 to "Conclusion", page 921 (12 minutes)

International Journal of Innovation, Creativity and Change

URL An inverse relationship between perceived social support and substance use frequency in socially stigmatized populations

Read the content under the heading "Abstract", "Introduction", "Results", and "Discussion" (13 minutes)

ElSelvier

URL Vision for the future: A Public Health Approach

Read the entire article (36 minutes)

NIH

URL The Role of General Practitioners and Other Healthcare Providers in Preventing and Screening For Substance Abuse

Read the entire article (15 minutes)

Common Health

Module 5: Lesson 1: Addressng stigma in substance use disorder care settings URL The effectiveness of interventions for reducing stigma related to substance use disorders: a systematic review

Read the content under the heading "Introduction" (8 minutes)

SSA Society for the Study of Addiction

URL Human Rights, Stigma, and Substance Use

Read the content under the heading "Mental health and substance use problems", "What is stigma?", and "Types of stigma" (20 minutes)

Health and Human Rights Journal

URL Human Rights, Stigma, and Substance Use

Read the content under the heading "The burden of stigma related to substance use", "Structural stigma, ethics, and implications for policy and public health", and "Conclusion" (12 minutes)

Health and Human Rights Journal

URL The real stigma of substance use disorders

Read the content under the headings "What problem does this study address?" "What did this study find?" Why is this Study Important?" "Next Steps," and "Bottom Line" (9 minutes)

Recovery Research Institute

URL The Effectiveness of Interventions for Reducing Stigma Related to Substance Use Disorders: A Systematic Review

Read the content under the heading "Abstract" and "Discussion" (7 minutes)

Wiley Open Library

URL Ethical Imperatives to Overcome Stigma Against People With Substance Use Disorders

Read the entire webpage (12 minutes)

AMA Journal of Ethics

URL Shaming the Sick: Addiction and Stigma

Read the entire webpage (10 minutes)

American Addiction Center

URL Reducing Stigma Surrounding Substance Use Disorders

Read the webpage and explore the various resources relating to reducing stigma against SUD by clicking on the links provided.

Curated Library about Opioid Use for Decision-makers

Module 5: Lesson 2: Ethical Issues in Substance Use Disorder Treatment settings URL The ASAM Principles of Addiction Medicine - Ethical Issues in Addiction Practice

Read the content under the heading "Core Ethical Principles" (27 minutes)

The ASAM Principles of Addiction Medicine - Ethical Issues in Addiction Practice

URL Ethical management of substance use disorders: the Indian scenario

Read the entire article. (28 minutes)

Indian Journal of Medical Ethics

URL Code of Ethics

Read the content under the heading "Introduction to NAADAC/NCC AP Ethical Standards" on page 1 (3 minutes)

National Association for Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors

URL Treatment Improvement Protocol - Chapter 8: Ethical Issues

Read the content under the heading "Basic Ethical Principles" (14 minutes)


Module 5: Lesson 3: Challenges in Substance use Disorder Research URL Addiction Research Ethics and the Belmont Principles: Do Drug Users Have a Different Moral Voice?

Read the content under the heading "Introduccion", and "Conclusions" (14 minutes)

NIH

URL Women and substance use disorders in low- and middle-income countries: A call for advancing research equity in prevention and treatment

Read the entire article. (12 minutes)

Taylor and Francis Online

URL Challenges to Studying Illicit Drug Users

Read the entire article. (34 minutes)

US National Library of Medicine

URL Ethical Issues in Research Involving Participants With Opioid Use Disorder

Read the content under the heading "Informed Consent and Decision-Making Capacity", "Financial Compensation and Concerns About Undue Inducement" and "Other Threats to Voluntariness" (11 minutes)

Sage Journals

URL Informed Consent for Addiction Treatment

Read the entire webpage (8 minutes)

American Addiction Centers

URL Disclosing patients' personal information: a framework

Read the entire webpage (10 minutes)

General Medical Council

URL Disclosures for the protection of patients and others

Read the entire webpage  (13 minutes)

General Medical Council

URL Using and disclosing patient information for secondary purposes

Read the entire webpage (20 minutes)

General Medical Council

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