BHPC: Substance Use Disorders Case Study: Adult



Interactive Module

Target Audience

  • Interprofessionals
  • Registered Nurses


This Behavioral Health in Primary Care (BHPC) case study aids in assessing and developing a care plan for an adult presenting with a substance use disorder in primary care.


About the Series

NURSING IMPROVING MENTAL HEALTH IN THE COMMUNITY is an NYU Meyers Initiative to maximize the potential of the nursing workforce as a vital part of the primary care team to address behavioral health concerns, including substance use and mental health, and mitigate social determinants that serve as barriers to good health.

This project is supported by the New York Community Trust. 

Learning Outcomes

  1. Apply a non-judgment perspective of pregnant women who use substances.
  2. Apply the perspective of the mother-baby dyad as a unit.
  3. Integrate knowledge of the dangers of untreated substance use in pregnant women into patient treatment planning.
  4. Apply principles of medication-assisted treatment planning to the pregnant female.


Michelle Knapp, DNP, PMHNP-BC, FIAAN

Director, Substance Use Sequence

Clinical Assistant Professor

NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing