Total CE Credit Hours: 1
Course Info URL: https://www.addictioncounselorce.com/courses/102432
About the Course:
Misuse of prescription opioids, CNS depressants, and stimulants is a serious public health problem in the United States. Although most people take prescription medications responsibly, in 2017, an estimated 18 million people (more than 6 percent of those aged 12 and older) have misused such medications at least once in the past year. These articles explore the drugs that are commonly abused, reasons for the abuse and possible prevention measures.
This course is based on the reading-based online article, Prescription Drug Abuse created by National Institute of Drug Abuse in 2018.
Publication Date:December 2018 and September 2018
Course Material Author
Counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists and social workers. This course is appropriate for all levels of knowledge.
After taking this course, you should be able to:
- Acknowledge the alarming rate of prescription drug use.
- Identify the different risk factors of addiction to various prescription drugs.
- Apply evidence-based treatment specific to the type of prescription drug
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