The Brief Addiction Science Information Source (BASIS) Microlearning Course is a free educational opportunity consisting of 32, 1-hour continuing education (CE) modules that offer allied health professionals the opportunity to learn more about addiction research and its implications for treatment and public health. In each module, learners will read 12 science reviews originally published by The BASIS. Learners can earn 1.0 hour of CE credit per module.

The BASIS is an online resource created by the Division on Addiction that increases awareness of addiction by providing summaries of current, peer-reviewed addiction science articles. Each week, The BASIS publishes one of four online science reviews:

  • The WAGER (Worldwide Addiction Gambling Educational Report) reviews gambling-related research.
  • The DRAM (Drinking Report for Addiction Medicine) reviews research related to alcohol use.
  • ASHES (Addiction Smoking Health Education Service) explores issues related to tobacco use and misuse.
  • STASH (Science Threads on Addiction, Substance use, and Health) investigates substance use and misuse.

Module 29 covers the following BASIS publications from Winter 2023:

  • Lesson 1: The DRAM, Vol. 19(1) – Give a drink, take a drink: Alcohol gifting behaviors and their association with drinking and cigarette use among Chinese heads of households
  • Lesson 2: ASHES, Vol. 19(1) – Stress, opportunities to smoke, and smoking relapse among youth experiencing homelessness
  • Lesson 3: STASH, Vol. 19(1) – Pandemic-related stressors and substance use disorder risk among various racial/ethnic groups in the U.S.
  • Lesson 4: The WAGER, Vol. 28(1) – Anxiety, gambling, and health among adolescents
  • Lesson 5: The DRAM, Vol. 19(2) – Alcohol consumption is related to worsened health outcomes among people living with HIV
  • Lesson 6: ASHES, Vol. 19(2) – To brighten up or lightin’ up: The link between depression and adolescent nicotine use
  • Lesson 7: STASH, Vol. 19(2) – Photovoice: Latine individuals sharing their recovery journey through imagery to promote social change
  • Lesson 8: The WAGER, Vol. 28(2) – Screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment for gaming disorder in substance use and youth service settings
  • Lesson 9: The DRAM, Vol. 19(3) – Basketball and alcohol: How does March Madness influence college students’ drinking behaviors?
  • Lesson 10: ASHES, Vol. 19(3) – Passed down: Parental vaping predicts children’s vaping use
  • Lesson 11: STASH, Vol. 19(3) – First impressions matter: Initial positive experiences with substance use predict the development of substance use disorders
  • Lesson 12: The WAGER, Vol. 28(3) – Which path was taken? A revision to the pathways model of problem gambling

Learning Objectives:

As a result of completing Module 29, you will be better prepared to:

  • Understand at least one new piece of addiction-related evidence reviewed by The BASIS during Winter 2023.
  • Identify at least one piece of addiction research reviewed by The BASIS during Winter 2023 that can be applied to your own practice.

Continuing Education (CE) Credits:

  • American Psychological Association (APA) – The Division on Addiction is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Division on Addiction maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This program offers 1.0 continuing education credit.
  • National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) – The Division on Addiction has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6121. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. The Division on Addiction is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. This program offers 1.0 clock hour.
  • National Association for Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC) – This course has been approved by the Division on Addiction, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for 1.0 CE. NAADAC Provider #84058, the Division on Addiction is responsible for all aspects of the programing.
  • National Association of Social Workers (NASW) – This program has been approved for 1.0 Social Work Continuing Education hour for relicensure, in accordance with 258 CMR. NASW-MA Chapter CE Approving Program, Authorization Number: D 92276.
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Module Includes

  • 12 Lessons
  • 12 Quizzes
  • Module Certificate