The Role of Shame in Opioid Use Disorders

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By Ashley Braun-Gabelman, PhD, University Hospitals Case Medical Center

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Module Description: Shame plays an important role in Opioid Use Disorders (OUD) and can impede treatment if not addressed appropriately. In this module, participants will learn to recognize and treat shame in patients with OUD. Participants will learn about particular subsets of people with OUD who have specific concerns regarding shame, including people who inject heroin, and opioid-addicted pregnant women and mothers. Finally, treatment options that address shame in people with OUD will be outlined.

Note: A follow-up Q and A webinar will be held on Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at 12:00-1:00 pm ET to allow participants the opportunity to ask Dr. Braun-Gabelman questions.

Completion of the online module is a pre-requisite to participate in the follow-up webinar. After you have viewed the online module and completed the post-test, you will receive an email with the link to register for the upcoming follow-up webinar.

Educational Objectives:

  • Define shame and differentiate between shame and guilt
  • Identify the relationship between shame and OUD
  • Discuss shame as it relates to particular subsets of people with OUD including:
    • People who inject heroin
    • Opioid-addicted pregnant women and mothers
  • Recognize indicators of shame in patients

Accreditation and Designation: American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry (AAAP) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry (AAAP) designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 (one) AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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