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Activity Dates: 10/07/2022 - 10/07/2025

Session Time and Location

The live session is complete.

Target Audience

If you are a pharmacist, nurse practitioner or other healthcare professional involved in the comprehensive medication management of psychiatric patients, we invite you to participate in this online course.

Session Summary

Substance use disorders and co-occurring eating disorders (ED) may be overlooked. A past CPNP presentation on eating disorders cited 10 to 25% of patients with ED have a co-occurring SUD. SAMHSA reports a National Comorbidity survey of almost 3000 patients in 2011 that cited rates of any SUD ranging from 23 to 36.8% across all three eating disorders. Some references cite as high as high as 50% of individuals with ED have misused alcohol or illicit drugs, which is 5 times higher than the general population. For those pharmacists practicing in the SUD space Up to 35% of individuals who abused or were dependent on alcohol or other drugs have also had eating disorders, a rate 11 times greater than the general population.

The substances most frequently misused by individuals with eating disorders or with sub-clinical symptoms include alcohol, laxatives, emetics, diuretics, amphetamines, heroin, and cocaine. Eating disorders and substance use disorders share a number of common risk factors, including brain chemistry, family history, low self-esteem, depression, anxiety, and social pressures. Other shared characteristics include compulsive behavior, social isolation, and risk for suicide.

Course Requirements

To receive ACPE credit for this session, you must:

  • Sign in (or create a FREE account).
  • Register for this course.
  • 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.

Upon successful completion, ACPE credit is reported within 24 hours to CPE Monitor although transcripts can be retrieved by participants online in their ACPE Transcript.

Faculty Information and Disclosures

Danielle Stutzman, PharmD, BCPP

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Learning Objectives

  1. Illustrate the prevalence and overlapping risk factors for co-occurring substance use disorders and eating disorders.
  2. Categorize the risks of substances most frequently misused in persons with eating disorder.
  3. Choose treatment strategies (non-pharmacologic and pharmacotherapy) for a patient with eating disorder and substance use disorder.

Continuing Education Credit and Disclosures

Activity Dates: 10/07/2022 - 10/07/2025
ACPE Contact Hours: 1.25
ACPE Number: 0284-0000-22-077-H01-P (Application)
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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