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.
Practice managing SUDs for a post-surgical patient.
Treat a patient with long-term opioid use who asks to increase his dosage.
Treat a patient in the emergency department after an opioid overdose.
Help a patient concerned about her daughter’s drug use.