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Education for the Public

Education for treatment professionals, policy makers, and other interested parties

Credentialing Agency Approval Statements


Education for the Public

K-12 Math and Science curricula

The purpose of the math curriculum is to enhance students' interest in mathematics and provide the knowledge and skills that can help students to think more critically. This curriculum aims to make mathematics more meaningful to students and more relevant to their daily lives by introducing concepts of probability and statistics through the use of gambling and media-related topics (Click here for more information).

The BASIS

The Division on Addiction created the Brief Addiction Science Information Source (BASIS) as a development project that would expand both the types of free science reviews available to the general public and organize other important addiction services within a single web portal.

The BASIS offers five weekly science reviews:

  • The Drinking Report for Addiction Medicine (DRAM) provides readers with direct access to the latest scientific information on alcohol use and abuse.

  • Addiction Smoking Health Education Service (ASHES) address issues related to alcohol and tobacco use and abuse respectively.

  • Science Threads on Addiction, Substance Use, and Health (STASH) addresses substance use and abuse.

  • Addiction and the Humanities discusses literature, art, music, and contemporary culture as these relate to addiction.

  • The Worldwide Addiction Gambling Education Report (The WAGER) is a research bulletin dedicated to issues relating to gambling and gambling related disorders

In addition, The BASIS provides access to innovative addiction self-help tools and addiction resources. Click here to visit The Basis.

Expressions of Addiction

Expressions of Addiction: The Many Faces of a Syndrome. A Public Awareness and Education Project is an exhibit of original photographic portraits that depict people in various stages and expressions of addiction. Each portrait includes a biosketch of the subject. This new project will help the public better understand addiction by reaching hundreds of thousands through gallery exhibitions, television programs, and Internet sites. For more information about the project, ways to participate, or sponsorship opportunities, please click here.

Words Can Work: Knowing the Issues, Talking with Kids

Words Can Work is a leading producer and distributor of DVDs and Words Can Work booklets for young people, parents, and other caregivers, about the challenges kids face growing up. These DVDs and booklets are produced with technical assistance from advisors at Harvard Medical School and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. For more information, or to purchase, please visit:  www.wordscanwork.com

 

Education for treatment professionals, policy makers, and other interested parties

Harvard Medical School Continuing Medical Education (CME) Courses:

  • Addiction Medicine, held annually in October, imparts useful information on practical methods of diagnosis, intervention and management of patients with substance abuse problems. The program has included presentations on the basic science of addiction medicine, treatment of withdrawal syndromes, and treatment of pain in the addicted patient. This course is designed for primary health care providers. The course awards credit for Continuing Medical Education and it is co-sponsored by the Division on Addiction. Course Directors: John R. Knight, M.D., Howard J. Shaffer, Ph.D., C.A.S., and Debi A. LaPlante, Ph.D. Please visit the Harvard Medical School CME web site for more information.

  • Online Addiction CME Course, Addiction in Your Practice: Information and Resources for Dealing with Addictive Behavior - The Division on Addiction has launched its online Continuing Medical Education (CME) course titled "Addiction in Your Practice." Psychiatric comorbidity, such as addictive behavior, is common in a variety of treatment settings, and has far-reaching consequences. Complications from addictive behavior can impede treatment progress, lead to additional problems, and increase the chance of treatment failure. Consequently, there recently has been increased demand on medical care workers who do not specialize in addiction (e.g., nurse practitioners, general practitioners, obstetricians, trauma specialists, etc.) to assess, intervene, and provide referrals for their patients who demonstrate addictive behavior. However, research suggests that many medical care providers lack addiction-related training and resources. The goals of this online course are to improve participantsí understanding of addiction and its influence on medical care. We will discuss the theoretical and clinical aspects of addictive behavior, as well as strategies for dealing with patients who demonstrate addictive behavior. To learn more about the course, or to register, please click here.
     

  • Online Addiction CME Course, Gambling Disorder in Your Practice: Information and Resources - The Division on Addiction has launched its online Continuing Medical Education (CME) course titled "Disordered Gambling in Your Practice." This CME Online course is dedicated to increasing providersí understanding of disordered gambling and its importance to their practice. This course will include information about the epidemiology and clinical features of disordered gambling and will detail options for the primary care provider with regard to screening of and referral for disordered gambling. The course will include address specific learning objectives related to the screening and treatment of disordered gambling and will take a case-based approach, including multiple choice questions, high-quality images, interactive modules, an individualized study guide, and a list of references. To learn more about the course, or to register, please click here.
     

  • Online Addiction CME Course, Research Methods 101 for the Provider: A Guide to Critical Research Consumption - The Division on Addiction has launched its online Continuing Medical Education (CME) course titled "Research Methods 101 for the Provider: A Guide to Critical Research Consumption." This course is dedicated to increasing providers' understanding of research methods in clinical settings. The primary goal of this course is to provide participants with the tools necessary to be critical consumers of research and (if desired) begin to design their own research. By the end of the course, participants will be able to critically evaluate empirical research, identify critical components and potential pitfalls of research designs, and determine the appropriate research design for a given research question. The course takes a case-based approach, including multiple choice questions, high-quality images, interactive modules, an individualized study guide, and a list of references. To learn more about the course, please click here.

Cambridge Health Alliance Seminars

  • Research Methods for Health Professionals: An Introductory Course

The Division on Addiction offers a special one-day course that will provide an introduction to research methods for health professionals. The course faculty specializes in research on addiction and will present examples and case studies from this standpoint, but lessons learned will be relevant across health care fields. This course will provide an understanding of research methodology necessary for participants wishing to supplement their clinical activities with research. It will also give students the tools to become critical consumers of research, a first step toward integrating evidence-based medicine into practice. (Click here for more information).

  • Research Methods for the Social Sciences: An Introductory Course

The Division on Addiction last offered a seminar titled "Research Methods for the Social Sciences: An Introductory Course" through Cambridge Health Alliance's Department of Psychiatry. This course, which ran Tuesdays, January 19th through March 23rd, 2010, provided an introduction to research methodology in the social sciences, presented within the context of the addictions. The course was tailored to the participants, providing hands-on feedback for participants attempting to design their own research and/or providing an understanding of research methodology necessary for participants wishing to become critical consumers of research. (Click here for more information).

  • Special Topics in Addiction

The Division on Addiction last offered a special course that covered the latest empirical research related to addiction in 2008. Using a new model of addiction (i.e., addiction syndrome) as the framework, the course covered topics related to both chemical (e.g., alcohol) and behavioral (e.g., gambling) objects of addiction. (Click here for more information).

 

Credentialing Agency Approval Statements

 

American Psychosocial Association (APA):

 

The Division on Addiction is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Division on Addition maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC):

The Division on Addiction is a National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors Approved Education Provider. Provider Number 396.

National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC):

The Division on Addiction has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6121. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. The Division on Addiction is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

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