An Introduction to Evaluating, Treating and/or Referring Patients with Suspected Substance Use Disorder

Presenters: Farzad Kamyar MD, MBA, Director of Collaborative Care MOTHER program at High-Risk Pregnancy Center, Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine, Las Vegas, Nevada; & Jamee Millsap, MA, LADC, LADC-S Center for Application of Substance Abuse Technologies (CASAT), University of Nevada, Reno

Online CME Credit

Fee: $30.00

Provides 1.00 hour(s) of CE/CME credit (Presented on August 31, 2021; Reviewed December 1, 2021; Expires December 1, 2023)

Provides CME credit toward the Nevada State Board of Medical Examiners' requirement for 2 hours of training related to ethics, pain management, or addiction care during each licensure period.


An Introduction to Evaluating, Treating, and/or Referring Patients with Suspected Substance Use Disorders Webinar is created especially for emergency department and pain management physicians. Participants will learn the fundamentals of using ASAM as a tool in the evaluation of suspected substance misuse. Also, brief information on utilizing buprenorphine products in outpatient and hospital settings will be discussed.

Learning Objectives

Following participation in this course, participants should be able to:

  • Describe ASAM as an assessment tool to evaluate possible substance use disorders.
  • Discuss the benefits of treating substance use disorders with buprenorphine.
  • Develop a process to offer referrals for further evaluation and treatment options