Total CE Credit Hours: 8
Course Info URL: https://www.addictioncounselorce.com/courses/100948
About the Course:
Whether prescribed by a physician as OxyContin or purchased on the street as “hillbilly heroin,” painkilling drugs are extremely effective in eliminating physical, emotional, and psychological distress. The problem is that these drugs are also incredibly addictive. Misuse of and addiction to prescription pain medications has become America’s latest complex and alarming drug-abuse trend. If you are concerned about a loved one’s use of pain medications or have questions about your own use, you need to read this book.
This course is based on the , When Painkillers Become Dangerous: What Everyone Needs to Know About OxyContin and Other Prescription Drugs created by Robert J. Meyers, Ph.D., Drew Pinsky, M.D., John Gardin, Ph.D., William White, M.A., Stephanie Brown, Ph.D., and Marvin D. Seppla, M.D.
2004 First Edition
Course Material Authors
This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially addiction counselors, psychologists, mental health counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about the dangers of OxyContin and other prescription drugs. It is appropriate for all levels of knowledge.
Understand how addiction to painkilling medication develops.
Describe what happens in addiction treatment.
Learn about the early legal uses of drugs and alcohol for medicinal purposes.
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