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 30 covers the following BASIS publications from Spring 2023:

  • Lesson 1: The DRAM, Vol. 19(4) – The pathway from socioeconomic status and educational attainment to mid-life heavy drinking among Black Americans
  • Lesson 2: ASHES, Vol. 19(4) – Factors that facilitate and deter tobacco use among Airmen in technical training
  • Lesson 3: STASH, Vol. 19(4) – Providers’ use of stigmatizing language in clinical notes for patients with substance-related diagnoses
  • Lesson 4: The WAGER, Vol. 28(4) – The role of shame and blame in relation to problem gambling severity
  • Lesson 5: The DRAM, Vol. 19(5) – An online program to prevent underaged drinking among Korean students
  • Lesson 6: ASHES, Vol. 19(5) – Health disparities among Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islanders
  • Lesson 7: STASH, Vol. 19(5) – White male masculine ideals and their effect on Asian American males
  • Lesson 8: The WAGER, Vol. 28(5) – Root causes of gambling in the Greater Boston Asian American community
  • Lesson 9: The DRAM, Vol. 19(6) – Discrimination, distress, and drinking among Asian Americans
  • Lesson 10: ASHES, Vol. 19(6) – Smoking perceptions: Hong Kong smokers with chronic disease
  • Lesson 11: STASH, Vol. 19(6) – Developing a framework for sexual health and substance use programming for Black girls
  • Lesson 12: The WAGER, Vol. 28(6) – Gambling and gaming: The links between esports, skin betting, and gambling harms

Learning Objectives:

As a result of completing Module 30, you will be better prepared to:

  • Understand at least one new piece of addiction-related evidence reviewed by The BASIS during Spring 2023.
  • Identify at least one piece of addiction research reviewed by The BASIS during Spring 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