Addiction Medicine Online Journal Club

An exciting new opportunity to learn about important emerging issues in addiction medicine.  CSAM Members can earn CME credit.

Article: Buprenorphine/Naloxone and Methadone Maintenance Treatment Outcomes for Opioid Analgesic, Heroin, and Combined Users: Findings From Starting Treatment With Agonist Replacement Therapies (START)

This article documents differences in the clinical characteristics of individuals with opioid dependence as opioid use varies by type and route. It should enable you to discuss the potentially important factors that may be associated with clinical outcomes of opioid replacement therapy (ORT) with your patients. Published in the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, July 2013.

To read the article, click here.

CSAM and/or ASAM Members: After you have read the article click here to take a short quiz/evaluation and to print your CME certificate.

You can still earn credit for issue #1
Article: Persistent cannabis users show neuropsychological decline from childhood to midlife. 

This article documents differences in levels of neuropsychological decline for those who begin heavy and regular marijuana use in adolescence. It should enable you to discuss the latest evidence on effects of marijuana use in adolescents with your patients. Published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).  Submitted for publication April 2012

What is an online journal club?

The purpose of the journal club is to promote learning and discussion through reviews of research studies specific to its members’ field of clinical practice. There are many advantages for members who participate, including:

  • Be informed about and review cutting-edge research related to addiction medicine
  • Acquire new knowledge pertaining to clinical practice in the field of addiction medicine
  • Learn to critique and appraise research
  • Gain a better understanding of the research process
  • Earn CME credit by reading articles and completing a short quiz (CSAM members only)

How does it work?

The Addiction Medicine Online Journal Club  will make a new article available quarterly. CSAM Members are then given the opportunity to complete a short quiz about the article to earn CME credit.