Total CE Credit Hours: 2
Course Info URL: https://www.addictioncounselorce.com/courses/101003
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“The use of marijuana can produce adverse physical, mental, emotional, and behavioral changes, and—contrary to popular belief—it can be addictive. Marijuana smoke, like cigarette smoke, can harm the lungs. The use of marijuana can impair short-term memory, verbal skills, and judgment and distort perception. It also may weaken the immune system and possibly increase a user’s likelihood of developing cancer. Finally, the increasing use of marijuana by very young teens may have a profoundly negative effect upon their development. We hope that this research report will help make readers aware of our current knowledge of marijuana abuse and its harmful effects.”
Nora D. Volkow, M.D., Director, National Institute on Drug Abuse
This course is based on the reading-based online, Marijuana Abuse: NIDA Research Report created by NIDA Staff
National Institute on Drug Abuse
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 marijuana, its abuse, and consequences of its misuse.. It is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.
Explain what marijuana is, how it is used, and the scope of its use in the U.S.
Describe the short- and long-term effects of marijuana and the medical complications involved in its abuse.
Identify available treatments for marijuana abuse.
Effectively utilize sources of additional scientific information regarding marijuana abuse.
American Academy of Health Care Providers in the Addictive Disorders (AAHCPAD)
2 CE credit hours
American Psychological Association (APA)
2 CE credit hours
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.
NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals (NAADAC)
2 CE credit hours
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.
National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)
2 CPD hours
National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC)
1 CE credit hour
CE Learning Systems, service provider of Addiction Counselor CE has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5951. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. CE Learning Systems is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.
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