Clinical Management of Substance Use Disorders


About the Course 
Substance use and abuse cost society more than $740 billion annually in workplace productivity, healthcare, and crime-related expenses (NIDA, 2020).  Substance use disorders are complex phenomena affecting individuals' and families’ lives. This course reviews common substance use disorders, including alcohol, anxiolytics, stimulants, hallucinogens, and tobacco/vaping. The course also examines federal and state-controlled substance regulations and the prescribing practices for controlled substances. The focus is on clinical and safety considerations by nurse practitioners when prescribing non-cancer-related opioid medications for acute/chronic pain.

Learning Outcomes 
Upon the completion of this course, the learner will be able to:

  • Examine substance use disorders 
  • Examine essential considerations when prescribing controlled substances, including regulatory and clinical concerns. 
  • Describe controlled substance prescribing practices 
  • Discuss drug diversion in healthcare practitioners. 

About the Author/Presenter 
Dr. Humberto Reinoso received his Ph.D. from Barry University in Miami, Florida. He incorporates current guidelines and real-world scenarios as innovative pedagogical content delivery methods. His passion for nursing education has evolved as healthcare demands on the practitioner, patient, and community have become more complex. Preparing nurses to sharpen their skills and perform at the level of advanced practice providers has become his passion. His pedagogical approach focuses on bridging clinical practice with theoretical/didactic content. As an Assistant Professor and the Nurse Practitioner Coordinator at Georgia Baptist College of Nursing of Mercer University, he can combine his passion for clinical practice and the education of future advanced practice professionals.  

How to Receive Credit 

  • Read the entire course online or in print which requires a 5-hour commitment of time. 
  • After completion of the course, complete the final examination.  A passing grade of 75% is required. Test questions link content to learning outcomes as a method to enhance individualized learning and material retention.  
    Note to Nursing professionals: Depending on your state requirements, you will be asked to either affirm that you have completed the course, or you will be required to complete the Post-test included in the course.
  • Provide required personal information and payment information.
  • Complete the mandatory course evaluation.
  • Print your Certificate of Completion.

Resolution of Conflict of Interest 
Colibri Healthcare, LLC implemented mechanisms prior to the planning and implementation of the continuing education activity, to identify and resolve conflicts of interest for all individuals in a position to control content of the course activity.

Sponsorship/Commercial Support and Non-Endorsement 
It is the policy of Colibri not to accept commercial support. Furthermore, commercial interests are prohibited from distributing or providing access to this activity to learners.

The information provided in this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition. 
©2023: All Rights Reserved. Materials may not be reproduced without the expressed written permission or consent of Colibri Healthcare, LLC. The materials presented in this course are meant to provide the consumer with general information on the topics covered. The information provided was prepared by professionals with practical knowledge of the areas covered. It is not meant to provide medical, legal, or professional advice. Colibri Healthcare, LLC recommends that you consult a medical, legal, or professional services expert licensed in your state. Colibri Healthcare, LLC has made all reasonable efforts to ensure that all content provided in this course is accurate and up to date at the time of printing but does not represent or warrant that it will apply to your situation nor circumstances and assumes no liability from reliance on these materials. Quotes are collected from customer feedback surveys. The models are intended to be representative and not actual customers.

Accreditations and Approvals 
Colibri Healthcare, LLC is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Colibri Healthcare, LLC is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. (Provider #0607). Your hours will be reported to CPE Monitor within 10 business days after course completion. 
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Colibri Healthcare, LLC is accredited by the Accreditation Council of Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmaceutical education. (Provider #0607).