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Treating Adolescent Substance Use Disorder

About the Course:

People are most likely to begin abusing drugs, including tobacco, alcohol, and illegal and prescription drugs during adolescence and young adulthood. There are many reasons adolescents use these substances, including the desire for new experiences, an attempt to deal with problems or perform better in school, and simple peer pressure. Trying drugs may fulfill all of these normal developmental drives, but in an unhealthy way that can have very serious long-term consequences. These articles discuss developmentally appropriate treatment options.

This course is based on the reading-based online, Treating Adolescent Substance Use Disorder created by National Institute on Drug Abuse and Committee on Substance Use and Prevention in 2016.

Publication Date:

2016

Course Material Authors

National Institute on Drug Abuse
Committee on Substance Use and Prevention

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:

Counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists and social workers. This course is appropriate for all levels of knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Acknowledge the scope of adolescent substance use disorder, the drugs more likely to be used and the changes in brain function.

  2. Identify the factors, and personality traits that make adolescents more likely to become addicted to substances.

  3. Apply evidence-based therapies and FDA approved pharmacotherapy to adolescents with substance use disorder.

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

2 CE credit hours

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NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals (NAADAC)

2 CE credit hours

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.

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National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)

2 CPD hours

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National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC)

2 CE credit hours

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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Principles of Adolescent Substance Use Disorder Treatment: A Research-Based Guide

References begin on page 32.

Medication-Assisted Treatment of Adolescents With Opioid Use Disorders

References begin on page 3.

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Course Number 102461
2 credit hours
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  • Reading-Based Online
Exam Fee: $11.94 No exam fee with a membership package!
4.49 out of 5
116 members have taken this course

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