Total CE Credit Hours: 1
Course Info URL: https://www.addictioncounselorce.com/courses/101626
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About the Course:
This course is based on three NIDA Notes articles. NIDA Notes is a large collection of brief relevant articles focusing on current drug abuse treatment evidence.
Combination Treatment for One Year Doubles Smokers’ Quit Rate relates that smoking cessation rates improve with year-long combination treatment.
A Brief Encounter With Peer Educator Can Motivate Abstinence describes how a single meeting with a peer addiction educator during a routine medical visit has helped out-of-treatment cocaine and opiate abusers attain abstinence.
Telephone-Based Continuing Care Sustains Abstinence explains how telephone-based continuing care, in which an addiction counselor supports patient recovery with 15-minute calls once a week, can be as good as or better than face-to-face care at helping most patients maintain abstinence after intensive outpatient treatment (IOP).
All three articles are contained in one PDF.
This course is based on the reading-based online article, Drug Abuse Treatment Evidence: Collection IV (NIDA Notes): Article 1: Combination Treatment for One Year Doubles Smokers’ Quit Rate; Article 2: A Brief Encounter With Peer Educator Can Motivate Abstinence; Article 3: Telephone-Based Continuing Care Sustains Abstinence created by Patrick Zickler and Lori Whitten
Publication Date:March 2006 and October 2005
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 how combination treatment for one year doubles smokers' quit rate, how a brief encounter with a peer educator can help motivate abstinence, and how telephone-based continuing care sustains abstinence. It is appropriate for all levels of participants' knowledge.
After taking this course, you should be able to:
- Describe how smoking cessation rates improve with year-long treatment.
- Explain how a brief encounter with a peer educator can motivate abstinence.
- Acknowledge that telephone-based continuing care sustains abstinence.
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