Total CE Credit Hours: 1
Course Info URL: https://www.addictioncounselorce.com/courses/101738
About the Course:
This course is based on two films from the HBO Video Series “Addiction.” **Separate links are provided for each of the two films.*
In Opiate Addiction: Understanding Replacement Therapy,
Scott Farnum, Administrator at Acadia Hospital in Bangor, Maine, discusses the different types of opioids and their effects on the brain. Farnum’s lecture explains why replacement therapy is an effective way to recover from opioid addiction.
In South Boston Drug Court, a drug court in South Boston, MA is profiled, showing how the criminal justice system supervises long-term treatment for drug court clients.
This course is based on the reading-based online, Opiate Addiction: Understanding Replacement Therapy (Chapters 1 – 2); and South Boston Drug Court (Chapters 1 – 3): From the HBO Video Series “Addiction” created by Sheila Nevins (producer)
Home Box Office, in association with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the National Institute on Drug Abuse and the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
Course Material Author
This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially addiction counselors, psychologists, mental health counselors, and social workers who seek knowledge about replacement therapy for opiate addiction and the workings of drug courts. It is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.
Explain the difference between varying types of opioids and the reasons for opiate addiction treatment failure.
Identify the drugs used for replacement therapy for opiate abuse and discuss their mechanism of action.
Discuss the concept of drug courts and how they work to help prevent drug use and associated crime.
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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