Discipline Spotlight: Orthopedic Surgeons

Review a toolkit, recent substance use and addiction-related education courses, and other resources just for Orthopedic Surgeons.


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Screening and Prevention

  • Check out NIDA’s Screening Tools and Prevention page to learn more about the validated Tobacco, Alcohol, Prescription medication, and other Substance use (TAPS) Tool for adults and two validated online screening tools for adolescents. For a comprehensive guide to screening tools organized by substance type, patient age, and administration method, with links to evidence-based screening and assessment tools you can use with your patients from adolescence to adulthood, visit the Screening and Assessment Tools Chart.
  • Disposal of Unused Medicines: What You Should Know – Visit this page from the Food & Drug Administration to learn how to properly dispose of old, unused, unwanted, or expired medicine.

Opioid Crisis and Pain Management

For Patients

More Resources

Visit the NIDAMED homepage for additional CME courses, patient materials, and information on the opioid crisis, screening, prevention, and treatment.