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  • Approval: This course is approved by ASRT - an approved continuing education provider of ARRT.
  • Release Date: 10/1/2019
  • Expiration Date: 11/1/2022
  • Credit Hours: 11.5 Credits
  • Course Description and objectives:

    Course Description
    Across the United States, individuals, families, communities, and healthcare systems are struggling to cope with substance use, misuse, and substance use disorders. Substance misuse and substance use disorders can have devastating effects, disrupting the future plans of many young people, and all too often, ending in premature or tragic death. Substance misuse is a major public health concern and has become a priority for the healthcare system to address. Fortunately, we have made considerable progress in recent years. Scientific breakthroughs have revolutionized the understanding of substance use disorders. Human studies have benefited greatly from the use of brain-imaging technologies, such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and positron emission tomography (PET) scans. These technologies allow researchers to “see” inside the living human brain so that they can investigate and characterize the biochemical, functional, and structural changes in the brain that result from alcohol and drug use. The technologies also allow them to understand how differences in brain structure and function may contribute to substance use, misuse, and addiction. One of the important findings of this research is that addiction is a chronic neurologic disorder that should be treated as any other chronic health condition. Second, research has helped guide strategies for research, development, and evaluation of programs to prevent and treat substance misuse, as well as support recovery. Severe substance use disorders were once viewed largely as a moral failing or character flaw, but are now understood to be chronic illnesses characterized by clinically significant impairments in health, social function, and voluntary control over substance use. This Report takes a comprehensive look at the problem, covering topics including the brain science behind addiction; misuse of alcohol, prescription drugs, and other substances; and the best available data on the adverse health consequences of substance misuse. It also summarizes what we know about what works in prevention, treatment, and recovery, in an effort to education clinicians on this growing health crisis and ways in which it can be mitigated.

    Learning Objectives
    After reading this article, the participant should be able to:

    • Understand the impact of substance misuse and abuse on the individual, the family, the community, and the healthcare system.
    • Review basic brain functions and anatomy.
    • Identify the components of the addiction cycle and how this relates to specific regions of the brain.
    • Describe the neurologic, biochemical, and structural changes to the brain that result from alcohol and drug use, gleaned from brain imaging with MRI and PET.
    • Discuss the science supporting medication-assisted treatments for addiction, and their limitations.
    • Identify successful methods for prevention, treatment, and recovery for individuals with substance-use disorders.

    Categories: Professional Development/Patient Care Quality, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

  • CE Information:

    CE Information
    In order to receive CE credit, you must first complete the activity content. When completed, go to the “Take CE Test!” link to access the post-test.

    Submit the completed answers to determine if you have passed the post-test assessment. You must answer xxx out of xxx questions correctly to receive the CE credit. You will have no more than 5 attempts to successfully complete the post-test.

    Participants successfully completing the activity content and passing the post-test will receive x.x ARRT Category A credits or x.x AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.

    Approved by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists for ARRT Category A credit.

    Approved by the state of Florida for ARRT Category A credit.

    Texas direct credit.

    This activity may be available in multiple formats or from different sponsors. ARRT does not allow CE activities such as Internet courses, home study programs, or directed readings to be repeated for CE credit in the same biennium.

    TARGET AUDIENCE
    This activity is designed to meet the needs of Radiologic Technologists and Physicians, specifically Radiologists.

    This activity is provided by AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare, for physician credit.

    Release Date: x/x/2019

    Expiration Date: x/x/2021

    Physicians
    This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare, and eRADIMAGING. AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare, is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for Physicians.

    AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare, designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    Physician Assistants
    NCCPA accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME.

    If you have any questions relating to the CME accreditation of this activity, please contact AKH Inc. at jgoldman@akhcme.com.

    COMMERCIAL SUPPORT:
    This activity is NOT supported by a commercial educational grant.

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    It is the policy of AKH Inc. to ensure independence, balance, objectivity, scientific rigor, and integrity in all of its continuing education activities. The faculty must disclose to the participants any significant relationships with commercial interests whose products or devices may be mentioned in the activity or with the commercial supporter of this continuing education activity. Identified conflict of interest is resolved by AKH prior to accreditation of the activity.

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Facing Addiction in America: The Surgeon General's Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health

US Department of Health and Human Services

Across the United States, individuals, families, communities, and healthcare systems are struggling to cope with substance use, misuse, and substance use disorders. Substance misuse and substance use disorders can have devastating effects, disrupting the future plans of many young people, and all too often, ending in premature or tragic death. Substance misuse is a major public health concern and has become a priority for the healthcare system to address. Fortunately, we have made considerable progress in recent years.

Scientific breakthroughs have revolutionized the understanding of substance use disorders. Human studies have benefited greatly from the use of brain-imaging technologies, such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and positron emission tomography (PET) scans. These technologies allow researchers to "see" inside the living human brain so that they can investigate and characterize the biochemical, functional, and structural changes in the brain that result from alcohol and drug use. The technologies also allow them to understand how differences in brain structure and function may contribute to substance use, misuse, and addiction.

One of the important findings of this research is that addiction is a chronic neurologic disorder that should be treated as any other chronic health condition. Second, research has helped guide strategies for research, development, and evaluation of programs to prevent and treat substance misuse, as well as support recovery.

Severe substance use disorders were once viewed largely as a moral failing or character flaw, but are now understood to be chronic illnesses characterized by clinically significant impairments in health, social function, and voluntary control over substance use. This Report takes a comprehensive look at the problem, covering topics including the brain science behind addiction; misuse of alcohol, prescription drugs, and other substances; and the best available data on the adverse health consequences of substance misuse. It also summarizes what we know about what works in prevention, treatment, and recovery, in an effort to education clinicians on this growing health crisis and ways in which it can be mitigated.

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