Total CE Credit Hours: 2
Course Info URL: https://www.addictioncounselorce.com/courses/101002
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To complete this course for credit, your exam must be successfully completed by Sep 30, 2021.
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About the Course:
The nonmedical use or abuse of prescription drugs is a serious and growing public health problem. However, we now know more about the scope and magnitude of the problem, including how the drugs produce their desired effects and why they are so attractive to some users and abusers.
The purpose of this course is to present information that the National Institute on Drug Abuse has accumulated from years of scientific research in order to better understand prescription drug abuse and addiction. The course presents information on what some of the most commonly used prescription drugs are, how they work in the brain, negative effects of abuse, and treatment interventions. Sources of additional relevant information are also included.
This course is based on the reading-based online, Prescription Drugs: Abuse and Addiction created by NIDA Staff in 2011.
Course Material Author
This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially addiction counselors, psychologists, mental health counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about prescription drug abuse and addiction. It is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.
Explain what prescription drugs are, how they are used, and the scope of their use in the U.S.
Describe the short- and long-term effects of prescription drug abuse and the medical complications involved in their abuse.
Identify available, effective treatments for prescription drug abuse.
Effectively utilize sources of additional scientific information regarding prescription drug abuse.
American Academy of Health Care Providers in the Addictive Disorders (AAHCPAD)
2 credit hours
NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals (NAADAC)
2 credit hours
National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)
2 credit hours
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