An Introduction to Substance Use Disorders

February 29, 2024

2 – 3 p.m. EST


Participants will gain an understanding of the six most prevalent substance use disorders.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Define substance use disorders.
  2. Discuss the six most prevalent substance use disorders.
  3. Describe how to recognize signs of substance use disorders.
  4. Discuss steps to take when suspected resident’s active substance use.
  5. Explain the importance of screening and assessing for substance use disorders.
  6. Discuss how to support residents with substance use disorders.

Speaker: Rosalyn Davis

the center of excellence for behavioral health in nursing facilities (COE-NF)

Established by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), in partnership with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the COE-NF offers Certified Medicare and Medicaid Nursing Facility Staff a centralized resource hub with easy access to trainings, technical assistance and additional resources, at no cost.

What We Do

We help nursing facilities to improve the quality of life and care provided for residents who are experiencing a variety of behavioral health disorders, with a focus on Serious Mental Illness (SMI), Substance Use Disorder (SUD) and Co-Occurring Disorders (COD).

Who We Help

We provide direct technical assistance, evidence-based training, and resources that are appropriate for every member of your long-term care facility — from those providing day-to-day direct care, to clinical and administrative staff.