OUD/SUD and Anxiety

This talk delves into the intersection of opioid use disorder/substance use disorder (OUD/SUD) and anxiety in adults. Participants will learn how to differentiate and approach various anxiety types; screen, assess, and address co-occurring OUD/SUD, and understand appropriate pharmacologic management critical to patient care.

1. Differentiate between substance-induced anxiety, withdrawal-induced anxiety, and clinical organic anxiousness.
2. Employ effective screening methods to identify co-occurring OUD/SUD in patients presenting with anxiety.
3. Understand the implications and potential interactions of medications prescribed for anxiety when taken in conjunction with medications for opioid use disorder.

Prescribing clinicians and their teams

Continuing Medical Education
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 CCSME. 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.

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

This activity qualifies for 1 credit 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.

*Nurses and Nurse Practitioners will be awarded a certificate of participation with a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

Contact Hours
1 contact hour for social workers, licensed clinical professional counselors, and behavioral health professionals.
1 contact hour for Alcohol and Drug Counselors pending approval by the Maine Board of Alcohol and Drug Counselors
1 Category I contact hour for psychologists. CCSME is a pre-approved sponsor and provider of Professional Education Activities for Psychologists.
1 contact hour CHES. CCSME is a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc.

Supported by the Opioid Response Network


  • Kevin Simon
    Kevin Simon
    MD, MPH

    Dr. Simon, Boston’s inaugural Chief Behavioral Health Officer appointed by Mayor Michelle Wu, leads a citywide public behavioral health strategy through the Boston Public Health Commission. Kevin is an academic quadruple threat as a pediatric addiction psychiatrist–scientist, healthcare policy expert, inspiring teacher, and writer at Boston Children’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School. He is the Director of the ASAP (Adolescent Substance Use & Addiction Program) Justice Clinic within the Division of Addiction Medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital. Dr. Simon’s received multiple national research grants for his work on mental health disparities and health equity, including the NIDA-AACAP Physician-Scientist Career Developmental “K12” award. He is renowned for his thoughts on structural violence and the social and political determinants of mental health. His writings are in notable journals like the American Journal of Public Health and the New England Journal of Medicine. National audiences regularly seek his viewpoints and engagement through trusted outlets.


Sep 14 2023


12:00 pm - 1:00 pm



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Co-Occurring Collaborative Serving Maine, Opioid Response Network, and Maine Substance Use Disorders Learning Community


Co-Occurring Collaborative Serving Maine, Opioid Response Network, and Maine Substance Use Disorders Learning Community