About this Course
This course is designed with a singular goal: to improve the care you provide to your patients with substance use disorders. By delving into a model case performed by actors, seven Yale instructors from various fields provide techniques to screen your patients for substance use disorder risk, diagnose patients to gauge the severity of their use, directly manage treatment plans, refer out to treatment services, and navigate the various conditions that may limit your patient’s access to treatment. You will ultimately be prepared to provide compassionate and evidence-based care to a large population of patients living with addiction— a chronic, often relapsing-remitting disease, but a treatable one.
This course is supported in part by SAMHSA of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of financial assistance awards from grant #1H79FG000023 totaling $249,900 and grant #3H79TI081968-02S1 from SAMHSA totaling $1,354,651 with 100 percent funded by SAMHSA/HHS. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by SAMHSA/HHS, or the U.S. Government.
Note: The content in this course is intended solely to inform and educate medical professionals. This site shall not be used for medical advice and is not a substitute for the advice or treatment of a qualified medical professional.
About the instructor
Jeanette M. Tetrault MD FACP FASAM is Professor of Medicine, Program Director for the Addiction Medicine Fellowship, and Associate Director for Education and Training for the Program in Addiction Medicine at Yale School of Medicine.. For over a decade Dr. Tetrault has served as the Internal Medicine Team Leader for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration-funded Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) educational initiative at Yale University School of Medicine and has trained over 750 residents and students in SBIRT. In June 2017, Dr. Tetrault was selected as a Macy Foundation Scholar to develop an interprofessional longitudinal addiction curriculum at Yale Schools of Medicine and Nursing. Dr. Tetrault has published widely in the field of Addiction Medicine including epidemiologic investigation, investigation of unique delivery care models, examination of safety of addiction pharmacotherapies, and addiction medicine curriculum design, evaluation, and dissemination.