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Activity Dates: 06/01/2018 - 04/24/2021

Target Audience

This course is designed for pharmacists and/or other healthcare professionals involved in the medication management of individuals living with psychiatric, neurologic and/or substance use disorders.

Session Summary

Substance use disorders and their impact on healthcare providers and pharmacists in particular is rarely discussed. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, it is estimated that 8% to 12% of health care workers have substance use problems. Furthermore, 11% to 15% of pharmacists, at some time in their career, are confronted with alcohol and/or drug dependency problems, and the median age of recovering pharmacists is 43 years. Psychiatric and Neurologic pharmacists receive ongoing training surrounding the recognition and treatment of substance use disorders, however, rarely does the topic of recovery among pharmacists occur.

Course Requirements

You will proceed through the following steps to satisfactorily complete this course:

  • Sign in (or create a FREE account).
  • Register for this course. (sign in first)
  • 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. (sign in first)
  • Complete the evaluation at the end of the activity. (sign in first)
  • If necessary, complete the post-test retest no later than the closing activity date. (sign in first)
  • Receive a passing grade (70%).
  • Provide the necessary details in your profile to ensure correct reporting by CPNP to CPE Monitor. (sign in first)

Participants in this course must complete an examination and achieve a score of 70% or greater. Successful completion of the course also requires the completion of a course evaluation. Upon successful completion, ACPE credit is reported immediately to CPE Monitor although transcripts can be retrieved by participants online at

Faculty Information and Disclosures

Brian Fingerson, BS Pharm, RPh, FAPhA

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Learning Objectives

  1. Increase pharmacists’ knowledge about substance use disorders within their profession. 
  2. Outline recovery resources available to pharmacy professionals with substance use issues.
  3. Describe the structure of accountability added to the person in recovery through the Pharmacist Recovery Network.
  4. Highlight personal stories surrounding the struggles and successes of recovery for a pharmacist.

Continuing Education Credit and Disclosures

Activity Dates: 06/01/2018 - 04/24/2021
ACPE Contact Hours: 1
ACPE Number: 0284-0000-18-038-H04-P (Knowledge)
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. This course provides 1.0 contact hour of knowledge-based continuing education credit from CPNP approved programming.