Nicotine Use Disorder (2019) | Smita Das, MD

This presentation is part of the Addiction Medicine Review Course 2019, an overview of the core elements of addiction medicine, presented by top experts in the field. Together with the other presentations it can serve as a broad review for clinicians, a review of the basics for newcomers, or a starting point for those preparing to sit for the ABPM Board Examination in Addiction Medicine. 

Learners cannot sign up for individual lectures, only for the full Addiction Medicine Review Course 2019. Please contact CSAM ( if you have any questions about this online educational offering. 

Target Audience

  • Addiction medicine specialists who want an overview of the latest developments in the field and their relevance to clinical practice
  • Primary care clinicians who want to get a better understanding of addiction and manage patients with addictions in their practice
  • Public health officials who want an understanding of the current state of addiction treatment
  • Non-physicians who are involved in the treatment of addiction

Learning Objectives

  1. Identify the tenets of 3 or more of the dominant mutual-help programs (MK)
  2. Characterize one’s own relationship to the patient and to the programs, in advocating, assisting, or re-directing participation [Treatment Matching] [ (CS)
  3. Set a personal boundary for engagement, as either a physician in recovery or as a participant in the recovery process (SBP)
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.75 AMA Category 1
  • 0.75 Attendance
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Smita Das, MD

Dr. Das has over 15 years of experience in research in smoking cessation and addiction. Dr. Das has received several prestigious fellowships and awards including the ASAM Young Investigator Award, SAMHSA/APA Substance Abuse Fellowship, Ruth Fox Scholarship, American Society of Addiction Medicine, George Ginsberg MD Fellowship, Association of Women Psychiatrists Leadership Fellowship, APA Resident Recognition Award, American Psychiatric Leadership Fellowship and an ongoing appointment to the APA Addiction Council. She has been involved in Northern California Psychiatric Society since 2012, first as a resident councilor, then secretary and now President Elect. Dr. Das is Director of Addiction Treatment Services at the Palo Alto VA.

Nothing to disclose.

The California Society of Addiction Medicine (CSAM) is accredited by the Institute for Medical Quality/California Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians. CSAM takes responsibility for the content, quality and scientific integrity of this CME activity.

CSAM designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™, Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Continuing education credit is available for psychologists, therapists, substance use counselors, nurses and physician assistants.

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Available Credit

  • 0.75 AMA Category 1
  • 0.75 Attendance


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