For medical professionals attending the Prescribing Controlled Drugs Course, typical problem behaviors have included the inappropriate dispensing of medications from physician’s offices, prescribing large amounts of narcotics at too frequent intervals, or prescribing to family members, friends, or people with known histories of substance abuse. Oftentimes, the records of the physicians’ prescribing practices are poorly documented or non-existent. Our course will teach participants skills and strategies for safe prescribing.
Participants will learn new skills in substance use identification, understand chemical dependency and SBIRT, build strategies to reduce risky prescribing practices, and explore state-specific information on drug monitoring programs.
This is not a course designed for healthcare professionals who have an active drug dependence problem. However, some participants may be in recovery and many have had family histories of alcohol and other drug dependence. Neither is the course appropriate for those accused of illegally selling drugs for profit.
For this course, a phone interview with Charles P. Samenow, MD, MPH is required prior to registration. Please call 202-741-2875 to schedule. Your registration form will be sent to you after your phone interview and confirmation of your registration will be sent by e-mail. If it is determined that this course is not a good match for you, your deposit will be refunded.