Misuse, Abuse and Dependence of Controlled Substances

Presenter: Paul Snyder, MA, LADC-S 

Online CME Credit

Fee: $30.00

Provides 1.00 hour(s) of CE/CME credit (Presented May 22, 2018; Reviewed October 1, 2020; Expires October 1, 2022)

Provides CME credit toward 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.


The development and increased availability of prescription drugs have significantly improved the treatment of pain, mental disorders, anxiety, and other conditions; however, increased availability and variety of medications with psychoactive effects have contributed to prescription misuse, abuse, dependence, and addiction. Join Paul Snyder, MA, LADC-S, as he reviews the definition of misuse, abuse and dependence for diagnosing substance use disorders.

Learning Objectives

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

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