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Understanding the Complex Intersection of Co-Occurring Depression and Substance Use Disorders

Jonathan Fellers, MD, PA LLC

Join us for an insightful presentation on the intricate relationship between co-occurring depression and substance use disorders. Learn about the challenges individuals face with both conditions, their interconnected nature, and evidence-based treatment approaches. Gain awareness, understand mutual reinforcement, and discover the importance of integrated interventions and multidisciplinary collaboration in addressing these issues.

  • Gain awareness about the complex relationship between co-occurring depression and substance use disorders
  • Understand the mutual reinforcement and interconnected nature of these conditions
  • Educate about evidence-based treatment approaches for co-occurring depression and substance use disorders
  • Highlight the importance of integrated interventions and multidisciplinary collaboration in addressing both conditions simultaneously

This course is self-paced and the estimated time to complete is approximately 90 minutes. In addition to viewing the 60-minute video presentation, learners must earn a score of 80% or higher on a post-assessment and complete the post evaluation to receive contact hours or CME credits for completing the course. Supplemental course materials (i.e. pdf of slides) are also provided.

The Maine Medical Education Trust designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This course qualifies for 1 credits of the 3 CME credit requirement for opioid medication education found in P.L. 2015, Chapter 488, Maine’s legislation to address the opioid drug crisis.

  • Estimated Time to Complete: 1 hour (includes viewing recording, and completing both the quiz and evaluation)
  • Registration Fee: FREE for Maine Clinicians
  • CME Credits Offered: 1
  • Computer with Internet connection
  • Current version of Chrome, Firefox or Safari browser.
  • You must have javascript enabled.
  • The quiz tools thin the online modules are not fully compatible with smartphones or tablets. In order to avoid issues, such as answers not being recorded, we recommend using a computer to complete the pre- and post-tests.

At the end of the course, there is a post-test, and you will have as many attempts as needed to earn a grade of 80% or higher to receive contact hours or CME credit. The survey to evaluate the course at the conclusion is also required to receive credit.

Disclosures: The planners, presenters, and speakers do not have any relevant financial relationships.

Joint Providership Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Maine Medical Education Trust and the Maine Medical Association, Center for Quality Improvement. The Maine Medical Education Trust is accredited by the Maine Medical Association Committee on Continuing Medical Education and Accreditation to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Funding Statement

Funding for this online learning module was provided by the Maine Bureau of Licensure in Medicine.

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