Substance Use Disorders Part I: Introduction

Module Materials

What are the roles of integrated care team members as they participate in Substance Use Disorder (SUD) screening, identification, treatment, and referral within the primary care setting?

The goal in this training module is to examine the value and importance for medically trained primary care team members to address substance use disorders during a patient encounter, and to provide tools to help you move efficiently through this process.  We will discuss key points related to assessing and screening, options for treatment and referral, and accommodations for differences between children, adolescents, adults and seniors, as well as any similarities.

Learning Objectives

  • Recognize and assign the roles of integrated team members in the screening, identification, and treatment of patients experiencing substance use and substance induced disorders.
  • Describe the benefits of integrating physical and behavioral health care for the delivery of whole-person care to your patients.
  • Describe the key practice components necessary for your team to proactively screen, identify, and treat or refer comorbid health and substance related issues.

Who should complete this module?

The information in this module is valuable for all integrated team members, including clinicians, nurses, behavioral health staff, medical assistants, front & back office staff, and care managers.

Please note!

This module was created for and funded by the Colorado State Innovation Model and the Colorado Office of Behavioral Health. While the material was originally intended for learners in Colorado, we hope the information provides a starting point for your own investigation of the resources and practices relevant to your state.

Substance Use Disorders Part I: Introduction