The DSM 5 added “cravings” to the criteria for substance use disorders in October 2015. Just as addiction can impact every area of life, so too must the approach for cravings management. The goals for this workshop will be to review the literature on cravings management techniques, discuss cravings management medications and elicit a discussion of multi-faceted approaches that have worked for those on the front lines of SUD treatment. This dynamic presentation is both experiential and educational with the use of mixed-media and pop-culture references.
1. Identify 1-2 ways the addition of cravings to DSM 5 impacts diagnosis of SUD within the 11 criteria.
2. Compare and contrast four craving types and interventions to treat each category.
3. Demonstrate greater knowledge of medications used to treat cravings.
4. Elicit a discussion on what techniques have worked for participants.