Training for Healthcare Professionals

Substance Use Among Individuals with Eating Disorders

Eating disorders and substance use disorders are common conditions that often present to  primary care physicians, pediatricians, and behavioral health clinicians. Both conditions carry high morbidity and mortality rates and often require prompt evaluation and intervention to achieve optimal outcomes. This webinar will explore the interplay between substance use and substance use disorders in those patients with eating disorders.  Information on how to appropriately screen, intervene, and initial treatment approaches will be discussed and resources will be provided.

Webinar Details

Audience: Primary care and behavioral health providers serving children, adolescents, and young adults
Duration: 1 hour
Cost: Free
Credit: 1 CE Credit or Certificate of Attendance 

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the risk factors for the development of both substance use disorders and eating disorders.
  • Describe the overlay between the addiction model found in individuals who have substance use disorder and those who have an eating disorder.
  • Plan how to approach an evaluation and intervention for a patient who may present with both an eating disorder and substance use disorder.

Registration and CE Credit

Please complete the registration form before watching the webinar. 

The National Center of Excellence for Eating Disorders (NCEED) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. NCEED maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

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Stephanie N. Ferrin Headshot
Stephanie N. Ferrin, MD
Assistant Professor,  University of North Carolina, Department of Pediatrics Division of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine (GPAM)

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