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Facing Addiction in America: Chapter 7 - Vision for the Future

About the Course:

The problems caused by substance misuse are not limited to substance use disorders, but include many other possible health and safety problems that can result from substance misuse even in the absence of a disorder. Prevention programs and policies that are based on sound evidence-based principles have been shown to reduce substance misuse and related harms significantly. Evidence-based behavioral and medication-assisted treatments (MAT) applied using a chronic- illness-management approach have been shown to facilitate recovery from substance use disorders, prevent relapse, and improve other outcomes, such as reducing criminal behavior and the spread of infectious diseases. A chronic-illness-management approach may be needed to treat the most severe substance use disorders.

This course is based on Chapter 7 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 Dept 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, program administrators, health care administrators, prescribing providers, researchers, goverment officials. This course is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Acknowledge that the best apporach to treat/prevent substance misuse is to realize a multi-faceted approach is the most effective.

  2. Identify the areas that can have a positive impact on substance misuse: schools, medical facilities, the criminal justice system, policy/law and research.

  3. Implement the necessary changes in schools, medical facilities, the criminal justice system, policy/law and research to facilitate preventative interventions, treatment, amd improved access to treatment.

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

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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National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC)

1 CE Credit hour

CE Learning Systems, service provider of Addiction Counselor CE has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5951. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. CE Learning Systems is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

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Course Material

References begin on page 7-18.

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Course Number 102389
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