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Activity Dates: 01/08/2020 - 12/19/2022

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Target Audience

This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of pharmacists and other health care professionals who are interested in or managing the medication of patients with OUD.

Session Summary

During this session, participants will understand the role of the pharmacist in the process of Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT). Participants will be able to apply validated screening tools in the clinical setting and access resources to refer patients for evaluation or treatment.


Course Requirements

You will proceed through the following steps to satisfactorily complete this course:

  • Sign in (or create a FREE account).
  • Register for this course.
  • Complete the pre-test before starting the activity.
  • Review the full content of the activity and reflect upon its teachings.
  • Complete the post-test at the end of the activity no later than the closing activity date.
  • Complete the evaluation at the end of the activity.
  • If necessary, complete the post-test retest no later than the closing activity date.
  • Receive a passing grade (70%).
  • Provide the necessary details in your profile to ensure correct reporting by AAPP to CPE Monitor.

Participants in this course must complete an examination and achieve a score of 70% or greater. Up to two exam attempts are provided to each participant. Successful completion of the course also requires the completion of a course evaluation. Upon successful completion, ACPE credit is reported immediately to CPE Monitor although transcripts can be retrieved by participants online at

Faculty Information and Disclosures

Sarah Melton, PharmD, BCPP, BCACP, FASCP

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Learning Objectives

  1. Explain the role of the pharmacist in screening for substance use disorders (SUDs). 
  2. Describe the process of Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) and how pharmacists can be integrated into the process. 
  3. Apply validated screening tools (e.g., Audit, DAST, CAGE, etc.) used in the process of screening for SUDs.
  4. Develop a resource list that can be used to refer patients with suspected or known SUD for evaluation or treatment.

Continuing Education Credit and Disclosures

Activity Dates: 01/08/2020 - 12/19/2022
ACPE Contact Hours: 1
ACPE Number: 0284-0000-19-071-H08-P (Knowledge)
Nursing Credit Reminder: Note that ACPE credit is accepted for certification renewal.

ACPEThe College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

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Grant Support

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Alkermes, Inc.