Total CE Credit Hours: 2
Course Info URL: https://www.addictioncounselorce.com/courses/101010
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About the Course:
This course presents information compiled by the National Institute on Drug Abuse regarding heroin abuse and addiction. The information presented is intended to provide relevant findings regarding the harmful effects of heroin abuse and addiction, as well as the most recent research regarding prevention and treatment.
This course is based on the reading-based online article, Heroin Abuse and Addiction created by NIDA Staff
Publication Date:May 2005
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 heroin abuse and addiction, including alternatives for treatment.. It is appropriate for all levels of participants' knowledge.
After taking this course, you should be able to:
- Effectively utilize sources of additional scientific information regarding heroin abuse and addiction.
- Identify available, effective treatments for heroin addiction.
- Cite examples of opioid analogs and their dangers.
- Describe the short- and long-term effects of heroin use and the medical complications involved in chronic use.
- Explain what heroin is, how it is used, and the scope of its use in the U.S.
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