Substance Use Disorders (SUDs) 101

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*Registration payment includes Credit Cards and Interfund Transfers ONLY.

Target Audience

Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses, Dentists, Pharmacists and other Healthcare providers.


This course outlines the basics of substance use disorders/addiction, opioid use disorder specifically, discusses various models of treating substance use disorders (biomedical, psychological, and biopsychosocial) and addresses stigma and biases related to substance use, as well as an overview of some harm reduction strategies. In addition, the course provides information on some aspects of the nuts and bolts of what it takes to provide opioid use disorder treatment through an integrated care team approach. This course is designed for providers, clinical staff, behavioral health clinicians, pharmacists, or any staff interested in learning more about use disorders.

The aim of this program is to address gaps in team-based care for substance use disorder treatment. Learners need to better understand what a substance use disorder is, the stigma and biases faced by a person with a use disorder, and the most evidence-based ways to treat a use disorder in a team setting.

LeGrand Center
1800 E. Marion Street
Shelby, NC 28152

* Dinner will be served at 5:30 and catered by Dressing on the Side

Keynote Speaker
Blake Fagan, MD
Chair of Family Medicine in the Mountain Area Healthcare Education Center (MAHEC)

This program is offered FREE OF CHARGE to all participants who register through this South Piedmont AHEC website with appreciations to the Grant provided by the Cleveland County Health Department and Cleveland County.

Jointly sponsored by Atrium Health and Cleveland County Health Department & Cleveland County.



Accreditation Statement
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Atrium Health and Cleveland County Health Department. Atrium Health is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement
Atrium Health designates this Live activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity.

AAPA accepts certificate of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. Physician Assistants may receive a maximum of 1.5 hours of Category 1 credit for completing this program.

ANCC and the North Carolina Board of Nursing accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ from the organizations accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME).

Nurses: This educational activity with 1.5 hours can be applied towards continuing competence plan for maintaining current licensure with the North Carolina Board of Nursing.

Policy on Faculty and Sponsor Disclosure
In accordance with the Standards for for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education established by the ACCME, faculty, abstract reviewers, paper presenters/authors, planning committee members, staff and any others involved in planning the educational content must disclose any relationship they or their co-authors have with ineligible companies which may be related to their content.

Registering for and attending a South Piedmont AHEC program authorizes South Piedmont AHEC to take audio, video, and/or still images to be used for promotional and educational purposes. By registering for the program, you authorize South Piedmont AHEC to release your name, city and state to the Cleveland County Health Department. If you have concerns, please speak with a South Piedmont AHEC team member.


  • Review and examine the DSM-5 definition of substance use disorders as a chronic illness.
  • Discuss and compare the several treatment models in relation to substance use disorders.
  • Define and analyze medication-assisted treatment options for opioid use disorder.
  • Diagram the concepts of providing use disorder treatment through team-based care.
  • Compile and discuss strategies for harm reduction and reducing stigma & bias.


Jorge Rudko BTech, CI


Feb 29, 2024
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Blake Fagan MD
Feb 29, 2024
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Check-In Time
5:30 PM
0.20 - CEU
1.50 - Contact Hours
1.50 - CME for Physician Assistants
1.50 - AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
LeGrand Center
Feb 29, 2024
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
LeGrand Center
Free brought to you by Cleveland County Health Department and Cleveland County
Contact Hours
CME for Physician Assistants
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™