The learner will be able to detect, evaluate and diagnose individuals with opioid dependence.
After completing this activity participants will be able to:
Understand how to conduct a basic patient interview assessing for opioid use disorders.
Differentiate between opioid abuse and opioid dependence according to the DSM-IV, along with associated terminology, such as withdrawal and tolerance.
How to use standardized instruments and appropriate language when assessing patients for opioid use disorders.
The significance of a diagnosis and how to approach the patient regarding a diagnosable opioid use disorder.