Total CE Credit Hours: 2
Course Info URL: https://www.addictioncounselorce.com/courses/102461
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 article, Treating Adolescent Substance Use Disorder created by National Institute on Drug Abuse and Committee on Substance Use and Prevention in 2016.
Course Material Authors
Course Material Authors authored the material only, and were not involved in creating this CE course. They are identified here for your own evaluation of the relevancy of the material this course is based on.
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 scope of adolescent substance use disorder, the drugs more likely to be used and the changes in brain function.
- Identify the factors, and personality traits that make adolescents more likely to become addicted to substances.
- Apply evidence-based therapies and FDA approved pharmacotherapy to adolescents with substance use disorder.
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