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Commonly Misused Substances

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About the Course:

This brief overview provides valuable information regarding the prevalence of and health risks involved in the use of a number of commonly misused substances. The course provides recent data that can be applied to research and/or clinical settings. References are provided for those seeking additional information.

This course is based on the reading-based online, Commonly Misused Substances created by No Author Name Given

Journal/Publisher:

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Publication Date:

2005

Course Material Author

No Author Name Given

Course Creator

Keith Gibson, Ph.D.

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially addiction counselors, psychologists, mental health counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about commonly misused substances, including information about the prevalence of use and the health risks involved. It is appropriate for an introductory level of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Describe the prevalence of use of each substance presented.

  2. Explain basic facts regarding mechanisms of action of each substance presented.

  3. Compare the potential consequences of use/abuse of each substance described.

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American Academy of Health Care Providers in the Addictive Disorders (AAHCPAD)

1 CE credit hour

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American Psychological Association (APA)

1 CE credit hour

CE Learning Systems is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. CE Learning Systems maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

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NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals (NAADAC)

1 CE credit hour

This course has been approved by CE Learning Systems, service provider of Addiction Counselor CE, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for educational credits. NAADAC Provider #107243, CE Learning Systems is responsible for all aspects of their programming.

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National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)

1 CPD hour

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Misused Substances

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Course Number 100972
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  • Reading-Based Online
Exam Fee: No Longer Available
4.26 out of 5
152 members have taken this course

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