Fundamentals of Addiction

You can watch the 2021 CSAM-SMCA Fundamentals of Addiction Medicine Course for free online until April 1! Our next live course will take place in Fall 2022 — stay tuned for details.

Presented by seven leading Canadian practitioners, the CSAM-SMCA Fundamentals of Addiction Course provides early-career clinicians and students with a solid foundation for continued learning in addictions care and treatment. The course covers biopsychosocial approaches to addiction as well as assessment, diagnosis, brief intervention and referral to treatment. Hear relevant, practical 45-minute presentations on the most commonly used substances including alcohol, sedatives, cannabis, opioids and stimulants, and get a short introduction to concurrent disorders.


Block 1:

The Biopsychosocial Model of Addiction (4:30)

Presented by Dr. Ron Fraser

Screening, Assessment and Diagnosis of Addictive Disorders (1:01:10)

Presented by Dr. Dave Martell

Block 2:

Alcohol Use Disorder (2:10)

Presented by Dr. Melanie Willows

Sedative-Hypnotic Use Disorder (44:30)

Presented by Dr. Ron Fraser

Cannabis Use Disorder (1:13:00)

Presented by Dr. Selene Etches

Q&A with Block 1 and 2 Speakers (2:01:20)

Block 3:

Opioid Use Disorder (1:02)

Presented by Dr. John Fraser

Stimulant Use Disorder (46:10)

Presented by Dr. Dave Crockford

Concurrent Disorders (1:15:40)

Presented by Dr. Jennifer Brasch

Q&A with Block 3 Speakers (2:01:20)


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