What is ATOMIC (ADDICTION TO MEDICATION- IMPROVING CARE)?

ATOMIC is a mobile-phone application, which provides training on the acute and chronic harms of non-medical prescription drug use.

ATOMIC works on all types of phones (IOS and Android) and is a web-based application. It is free of charge, after simple registration.

This mobile-learning application gives busy clinicians the flexibility to learn at any time and any place, on their mobile phones, tablets or other devices.

The App is best viewed on mobile devices and can be found at https://addiction-to-medication.org/atomic/ or via the button below.

ATOMIC App

WHAT DOES ATOMIC COVER?

ATOMIC is an evidence-based, mobile-learning application aimed at clinicians and other practitioners. It is a response to increasing public health concern regarding the harms of non-medical prescription drug use. Harmful patterns of use, including addiction to medication, are poorly understood and there is a gap in clinical knowledge and experience.

There are four modules in this app:

Module 1: Overview and background to the non-medical use of prescription drugs and addiction to medication.

Module 2: Non-medical use of benzodiazepines, including benzodiazepine-like novel psychoactive substances (NPS).

Module 3: Non-medical use of other prescription and over-the-counter medications with primarily depressant effects (Gabapentin, Tramadol, Codeine, ‘LEAN’).

Module 4: Non-medical use of prescription medications with stimulant effects (Modafinil, methylphenidate and other amphetamine-based medication).

ATOMIC is based on the principles of continuous professional development. You will be issued with a personalised certificate when you complete a module and achieve at least 80% in the post-module test (multiple choice questionnaire).

We hope you enjoy the training and find it useful.

The App is best viewed on mobile devices and can be found at https://addiction-to-medication.org/atomic/ or via the button below.

ATOMIC App