Patient Cases

Doctor discussing case with patient

Patient Cases (Clinicians)

Practice effective communication strategies while treating a patient with a substance use disorder (SUD).  Patient cases included here cannot represent all potential scenarios.  There are a variety of challenges clinicians may experience when addressing SUDs including but not limited to patient hesitancy, lack of resources for referral, and insurance complications.

Interactive Patient Case: Ronya M.

Practice managing SUDs for a post-surgical patient.

Interactive Patient Case: Robert Z.

Treat a patient with long-term opioid use who asks to increase his dosage.

Interactive Patient Case: Luis A.

Treat a patient in the emergency department after an opioid overdose.

Interactive Patient Case: Allison H.

Help a patient concerned about her daughter’s drug use.

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