New Addiction Modules Provide Training on Evidence-Based Addiction Care

April 1, 2022—STFM’s Addiction Collaborative has developed a new, national addiction curriculum – for residents and faculty – using evidence-based teaching principles. The free, online curriculum includes 12 addiction medicine modules with interactive content, handouts, videos, supplemental resources, and assessments. Module topics include:

  • Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT)
  • Addiction as a Chronic Disease
  • Taking a Substance Use Disorder (SUD) History
  • Safe Prescribing of Opiates
  • Urine Drug Screening
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Opioid Use Disorder (OUD)
  • Inpatient Management of OUD
  • OUD and Pregnancy
  • Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD)
  • Inpatient Management of AUD
  • Health Equity and Vulnerable Populations

Development was led by Randi Sokol, MD, MPH, MMedEd, and Matthew Martin, PhD, and two grants provided the funds to recruit more than 20 faculty with expertise in primary care and addiction. Core competencies were developed using the Delphi method. 

Throughout the modules, the authors focused on developing communication skills through video demonstrations, role playing, and feedback sessions, acknowledging the need to help learners feel comfortable having conversations with patients who struggle with substance use disorders.




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