Understanding Substance Use Disorders related to Nursing Facility Residents

August 31, 2023

1 - 1:30 p.m. EST

This webinar will provide a general overview of substance use disorders with a focus on residents in skilled nursing facilities. It will help care providers to understand the resident’s disease of addiction process and how their disease is treated in a complex and multidisciplinary manner.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Be able to differentiate between substance use, substance dependence, and substance use disorder.
  2. Learn language that reduces stigma and builds therapeutic alliance with patients with substance use disorder.
  3. Understand barriers that residents experience in healthcare, especially in skilled nursing environments. 4. Review neuropathology of addiction. 5. Gain understanding of treatment frameworks for substance use disorder.

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.