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Facing Addiction in America: Chapter 1 - Introduction and Overview of the Report

The Surgeon’s Report on Alcohol, Drugs and Health

About the Course:

Substance misuse is one of the critical public health problems of our time. The most recent data on substance use, misuse, and substance use disorders reveal that the problem is deepening and the consequences are becoming more deadly than ever. This chapter offers a comprehensive overview of substance abuse, its causes, contributing factors, use and misuse, diagnosis, treatment, and policy.

This course is based on Chapter 1 of Facing Addiction in America created by US Dept of Health and Human Services, Office of the Surgeon General and SAMHSA in 2016.

Publication Date:

2016

Course Material Authors

US Department of Health and Human Services
Office of the Surgeon General
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Course Creator

L.A. Rankin

L.A. Rankin is a social worker with experience in many different settings with a variety of clients. She has worked with dementia and Alzheimers patients, dual diagnosis MH/MR, in a battered women’s shelter, and a rape crisis center. She also has 11 years of experience as a child protective social worker, where she earned certificates in domestic abuse/family violence and substance abuse.

Recommended For:

Clinicians and medical providers would benefit from this course. This course is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Identify the widespread use and misuse of alcohol, illicit and prescribed drugs.

  2. Identify risk factors to substance misuse.

  3. Acknowledge costs and impact, treatment and related policy considerations of substance misuse.

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

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2 credit hours

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NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals (NAADAC)

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National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)

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National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC)

2 credit hours

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Course Material

References begin on page 1-26.

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