Total CE Credit Hours: 1
Course Info URL: https://www.addictioncounselorce.com/courses/101469
About the Course:
This brief addresses research findings related to substance abuse treatment and prevention among Hispanics and will make research information more available to service providers. The document summarizes existing data and studies included in the National Strategic Plan on Hispanic Drug Abuse Research: From the Molecule to the Community funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) (Grant No. 045270).
This course is based on the reading-based online article, Drug Abuse Among Hispanics: A Brief Evidence-Based Guide for Providers created by Keith A. Trujillo, Ph.D., Patricia Molina, M.D., Daniel Santisteban, Ph.D., Hortensia Amaro, Ph.D., Dharma E. Cortes, Ph.D., Barbara Lopez, Ph.D., Hilda Panton, Ph.D., and Felipe Gonzalez Castro, Ph.D.
Publication Date:May 2007
Course Material Authors
Course Material Authors authored the material only, and were not involved in creating this CE course. They are identified here for your own evaluation of the relevancy of the material this course is based on.
This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially addiction counselors, psychologists, mental health counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about drug abuse among Hispanics. It is appropriate for all levels of participants' knowledge.
After taking this course, you should be able to:
- Discuss the prevalence of drug use among Hispanics.
- Identify the effects of drugs of use on the brain, and especially on adolescent brain development.
- Describe drug use prevention efforts for Hispanic adolescents.
- Identify methods of treatment for Hispanics with drug abuse problems.
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