Total CE Credit Hours: 2
Course Info URL: https://www.addictioncounselorce.com/courses/101005
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About the Course:
Cocaine abuse and addiction continues to be a problem that plagues our nation. However, we now know more about where and how cocaine acts in the brain, including how the drug produces its pleasurable effects and why it is so addictive.
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 help understand cocaine abuse and addiction. The course presents information on what cocaine and crack are, how they work in the brain, short and long-term effects of abuse, and effective treatment interventions. Sources of additional relevant information are also included.
This course is based on the reading-based online, Cocaine Abuse and Addiction created by NIDA Staff and NIDA staff
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 cocaine abuse and addiction, as well as treatments available for cocaine abuse and addiction. It is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.
Explain what cocaine and crack are, how they are used, and the scope of their use in the U.S.
Describe the short- and long-term effects of cocaine and crack and the medical complications involved in their abuse.
Identify available, effective treatments for cocaine and crack abuse.
Effectively utilize sources of additional scientific information regarding cocaine and crack 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
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