Misuse, Abuse and Dependence of Controlled Substances

Pain Management & Addiction

Presenter: Paul Snyder, MA, LADC-S 

Provides 1 hour of CE/CME credit (Presented May 22, 2018; Reviewed July 16, 2018; Expires July 16, 2020)

CE/CME Certificate - Cost is $30.00*

Instructions for receiving CME/CE credit:

  1. Watch the video below.
  2. Complete the registration form and pay the fee online using CE/CME Certificate link above. You must register as a new user if you have not previously registered for courses with us.
  3. Check your email for a link to complete the post-test. Be sure to check your junk or spam folder if you don't receive the email in your inbox. The email will come from ocme@med.unr.edu.
  4. Once you have successfully completed the post-test, check your email for a copy of your certificate.

Learning Objectives

Following the completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Define misuse, abuse, and dependence
  • Discuss diagnosing substance use disorders
  • Review schedule 1-5 controlled substances

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Post-Test and CE/CME Credit Form

Please register above to receive the evaluation link via email and claim your CE/CME credit.

CE/CME certificate fee is $30.00 for each webinar.

To obtain CE or CME credit for watching this webinar presentation, please register using the "CE/CME Certificate" link above after watching the video. Once registered, you will be sent a link to complete the online post-test/evaluation form to claim your CE/CME credit. The evaluation form includes four post-test questions. You must answer at least three of the four questions correctly in order to obtain continuing education credit (a passing score is 75% or higher).

Certificates will be emailed to the address you provide within 24 hours upon completion of the online post-test/evaluation form. Please check your "junk" or "spam" folder if you do not receive your certificate within the allotted time frame. For questions concerning your certificate, please contact our office at (775) 784-4791 or email us at ocme@med.unr.edu.

Continuing Education Credit

Each webinar provides 1 hour of CE/CME credit.

Physicians: The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses: The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine approves this program for 1.00 hour of nursing continuing education credit.

This program provides 1 CME credit towards the Nevada State Board of Medical Examiners' requirement for 2 hours of training related to the misuse and abuse of controlled substances, the prescribing of opioids, or addiction during each licensure period.


As an accredited provider of continuing medical education through the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine must ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all its educational activities. In order to assure that information is presented in a scientific and objective manner, The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine requires that anyone in a position to control or influence the content of a continuing medical education activity disclose relevant financial relationships with any commercial or proprietary entity producing health care goods or services relevant to the content being planned or presented. Following are those disclosures.

The planning committee members, CME committee members, presenters, other individuals in position to control the content of this CME activity or their spouses/domestic partners do not have any relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose.

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