Substance and Opioid Use Disorder 
Learning Modules

To assist physicians in meeting the DEA requirement for CME on substance and opioid use disorders, two new modules are offered as an added benefit to ABEM-certified physicians.

✔ Substance Use Disorder Module - 4 CME credits
✔ Opioid Use Disorder Module - 2 CME credits 
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Both modules are intended to provide pragmatic, practice-changing information that will result in improved emergency care. ABEM-certified physicians have free access to the modules if they are up to date on their annual certification fee. Low-cost CME is available when registering. To use these modules to meet the DEA CME requirement, you must register for the optional CME credit when you register for the module. 

In addition to ABEM-certified physicians, the Substance Use Disorder and Opioid Use Disorder modules are available to residents, physicians who are in the initial certification process, and those who are subspecialty certified by ABEM with primary certification by another ABMS Board. To find out how to access, please contact ABEM at 517-332-4800, option 2 or

Review the learning resources below then sign in to take a module

Substance Use Disorder

Opioid Use Disorder

Learning Resources 

This module will include approximately 40 questions reviewing the general principles of substance use disorder and focus on the use of alcohol, cannabis, stimulant, and nicotine use.
This module will include approximately 20 questions reviewing pain management in the ED, opioid use disorder, management of opioid overdose and withdrawal, and medications used to treat opioid use disorder (including naltrexone, buprenorphine, and methadone) and overdose (e.g., naloxone). 

Taking the Modules

A link to the learning resources will be shared within the module, followed by the assessment questions. It is recommended to read and watch the available learning resources prior to starting the module. Modules are open book, but be aware that the module will timeout after 15 minutes of inactivity. 

  • Review the learning resources
  • Sign in to the ABEM Portal
  • Register for the free learning modules
    • Don't forget to select the low-cost CME option when you register in order to get CME credits to use toward the DEA requirement
  • Start the modules


Immediate feedback and rationales are provided after confirming each answer. A pass/fail decision will be provided as soon you complete the module. There is no limit on the number of times you can take the module. Immediately upon completion, you can retake the module if needed at no extra cost.

CME Credits

To use these modules to meet the DEA CME requirement, you must register for the optional CME credit when you register for the module. After passing the module, you can access your CME certificate in your ABEM portal under certificates and test history. The CME available for the Opioid and Substance Abuse modules will count toward the DEA requirement. We are proud to partner with AAEM and ACEP, the CME providers for these learning modules. Although you will access the modules and register for CME through ABEM's Portal, all fees for the CME option go directly to the CME providers.