Free Online Addiction Medicine Diploma

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The Online Addiction Medicine Diploma is a free online certificate course targeted at health care professionals interested in learning more about providing care to patients with alcohol, tobacco, and opioid substance use disorders. The course is also open for anyone wishing to improve their knowledge of substance use and addiction. This program was supported by an investment by the Province of British Columbia and the Ministry of Health.

Course Objectives: 

By participating in this comprehensive online program, learners will build competence in substance use care and addiction medicine by:

  • Incorporating screening, diagnosis, and brief intervention and referral to treatment for substance use disorders in clinical practice
  • Selecting the appropriate pharmacological and psychosocial treatment interventions based on the best evidence as well as individual patient needs, circumstances, and preferences
  • Providing safe and effective treatment to patients and their families throughout the induction, maintenance, and/or discontinuation process across the continuum of care…

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