An Introduction and Overview of Alcohol Use Disorders & At-Risk Drinking

Ronald Fraser

Overview

  • ›Screening for unhealthy drinking
  • ›Categorizing: at-risk, mild, moderate or severe alcohol use disorders (AUDs)
  • ›Brief interventions for at-risk drinking and mild AUDs
  • ›Assessing a patient with a moderate or severe AUD
  • ›Managing patients with a moderate or severe AUD
  • ›Counsel
  • ›Prescribe
  • Connect to other resources

An Introduction and Overview of Alcohol Use Disorders & At-Risk Drinking – Ron Fraser PDF

Opioids – A Review

Meldon Kahan

Overview

  • ›Context: Canada’s opioid crisis
  • ›Prescription opioids: a major source of the epidemic
  • ›Family physician perspectives
  • ›Prevention of opioid use disorders
  • ›Diagnosis/Detection
  • ›Management of opioid use disorder

Opioids: A Review – Meldon Kahan PDF

A Review on Benzos

Gilles Fleury

Overview

  • Why can BZD use be problematic ?
  • When is BZD use problematic ?
  • What can we do about problematic BDZ use?
  • Describe detoxification approaches

Benzos: A Review – Gilles Fleury PDF

Stimulants

Lydia Vezina

Overview

  • ›Describe popular stimulants and how they are abused
  • ›Understand the neurobiology and pharmacology of stimulants
  • ›Describe short and long-term effects of stimulant use
  • ›Understand effective treatment options for stimulant use disorders

Stimulants – Lydia Vezina PDF

BioPsychoSocial Approaches to Addiction

Kathryn J. Gill

Overview

  • ›Alcohol, drugs, new psychoactive substances
  • ›Addiction –What are the signs and symptoms? How does it develop?
  • ›What are the effects of drugs/alcohol on the brain?  What are the implications for treatment?
  • Vulnerability to addiction – the roles of genetics and environment

BioPsychoSocial Approaches to Addiction – Kathryn J. Gill PDF

Cannabis Use Disorder

Selene Etches

Overview

  • Endocannabinoid System
  • Cannabis and methods of cannabis intake
  • Epidemiology of cannabis use disorders
  • Synthetic Cannabinoids
  • Cannabis intoxication and withdrawal
  • Driving
  • Mental Health and Cognitive Effects
  • Use in pregnancy and breastfeeding
  • Psychotherapeutic and pharmacological treatments
  • Therapeutic Benefits ?

Cannabis Use Disorder – Selene Etches PDF

Concurrent Disorders:  An Introduction

Annie Trepanier

Overview

  • ›Discuss epidemiological data
  • ›Review underlying models and risk factors explaining concurrent disorders.
  • ›Review the assessment process facilitating the evaluation of patients with both mental disorders and addictions.
  • ›Discuss common presentations of co-occurring disorders.
  • ›Describe approaches to treatment for patients with concurrent disorders

Concurrent Disorders: An Introduction – Annie Trepanier PDF

Screening, Brief Intervention & Referral (SBIR)

David Luckow

Overview

  • ›Review the origin of  Canada’s SBIR initiative
  • ››Explore the process of SBIR for various risk categories
  • ›Explore the CFPC website: WWW.SBIR-DIBA.CA

Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral (SBIR) – David Luckow PDF