Total CE Credit Hours: 1
Course Info URL: https://www.addictioncounselorce.com/courses/101676
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Adolescents with alcohol-related problems often also use cigarettes and marijuana. Furthermore, early childhood characteristics that increase the risk for adolescent alcohol use disorders also increase the risk for problematic drug use. Identifying these characteristics early in childhood can be important for the prevention of alcohol and other drug (AOD) use disorders. As a result, researchers are seeking to identify liability factors and observable characteristics (i.e., phenotypes) that can predict substance use disorders (SUDs) across drug categories.
This course is based on the reading-based online, Adolescents At Risk for Substance Use Disorders: Role of Psychological Dysregulation, Endophenotypes, and Environmental Influences created by Dawn L. Thatcher, Ph.D. and Duncan B. Clark, M.D., Ph.D. in 2008.
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
Volume 31, Number 2, 2008
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 adolescents at risk for substance use disorders. It is appropriate for intermediate to advanced levels of participants’ knowledge.
Describe how heritable risks and psychological dysregulation affect an adolescent’s chance of acquiring a substance use disorder (SUD).
Identify brain structures related to psychological dysregulation as endophenotypes and discuss environmental influences on the risk of adolescent SUDs.
Explain research involving aggregation of risk factors and what the research suggests regarding prevention and intervention.
American Academy of Health Care Providers in the Addictive Disorders (AAHCPAD)
1 CE credit hour
American Psychological Association (APA)
1 CE credit hour
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)
1 CE credit hour
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)
1 CPD hour
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