Prescription Drug Curriculum

This free, downloadable PowerPoint presentation provides clinicians in training and in practice with an overview of prescription drug abuse framed within the common clinical scenario of chronic pain management in the outpatient setting.

The 2-hour presentation includes detailed lecture notes to more fully explain the information contained in each slide. (To view the notes, click the “View” tab in PowerPoint and select “Notes Page” from the drop-down menu, or right-click on any slide in your Web browser and select “Edit Slides” from the drop-down menu.)

The presentation can also be streamlined to fit the 1-hour lecture slot typical of most training programs.

Educational Objectives:

  • Increase awareness of the problem of prescription drug abuse.
  • Discuss psychosocial and medical issues associated with pharmacologic management of chronic pain.
  • Develop a framework for safe prescribing practices.

Click here to download: Prescription Drug Abuse Curriculum

This curriculum was developed by the Boston University School of Medicine, member of the Massachusetts Medical Schools Consortium, a National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) Center of Excellence for Physician Information.