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Substance Abuse and Welfare Reform

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About the Course:

The Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act ended a 60-year-old federal entitlement, Aid to Families with Dependent Children, replacing it with the transitional program, Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF). Substance abuse and dependence proved less common among TANF recipients than was initially feared, but the identification, assessment, and treatment of recipients with these disorders raises complex issues for policymakers. This publication addresses some of those issues.

This course is from our series “Substance Abuse and Societal Issues”. The series is based on Knowledge Assets, published by the Substance Abuse Policy Research Program.

Our other courses in the series include:

101568-Alcohol Retail Policy

101569-DUI Policy

101564-Increasing the Use of Smoking Cessation Treatments

101570-Substance Abuse and Welfare Reform

101563-Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Substance Abuse Treatment

101574-Syringe Access Interventions

101575-Minimum Legal Drinking Age Policy

101577-Buprenorphine Treatment for Opioid Addiction

101576-Drug Treatment for Drug Abusing Criminal Offenders

This course is based on the reading-based online, Substance Abuse and Welfare Reform created by Lisa Metsch, Ph.D. and Harold Pollack, Ph.D.

Publication Date:

July 2007

Course Material Authors

Lisa Metsch, Ph.D.

Lisa Metsch is associated with the University of Miami School of Medicine.

Harold Pollack, Ph.D.

Harold Pollack is associated with the University of Chicago.

Course Creator

Max Schwanekamp

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially addiction counselors, psychologists, mental health counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about substance abuse and welfare reform. It is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Explain issues related to screening, case management, and comprehensive services for substance-abusing welfare recipients.

  2. Discuss the prevalence of substance use among welfare recipients.

  3. Identify challenges for policymakers raised by Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) recipients with substance use disorders.

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American Academy of Health Care Providers in the Addictive Disorders (AAHCPAD)

1 CE credit hour

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American Psychological Association (APA)

1 CE credit hour

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NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals (NAADAC)

1 CE credit hour

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National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)

1 CPD hour

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This course covers the Policy Brief and Key Results sections. Links are found near the top of the page.

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Course Number 101570
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  • Reading-Based Online
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