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Exercise As an Adjunctive Treatment for Substance Use Disorders-Rationale and Intervention Description

About the Course:

In the present article, they describe the protocol for a novel, integrated exercise intervention that combines motivational interviewing (MI) and contingency management (CM). Substance Use Disorders (SUD) are associated with psychiatric comorbidity, unhealthy lifestyle choices, and high rates of relapse. Exercise is associated with a wide range of acute and long-term benefits for both mental and physical health and is presently being investigated as a promising adjunctive treatment for SUD. The protocol seeks to address the challenges surrounding initiation and maintenance of an exercise program and physical activity at a level consistent with public health guidelines, particularly for sedentary patients.

This course is based on the reading-based online article, Exercise As an Adjunctive Treatment for Substance Use Disorders-Rationale and Intervention Description created by Jeremiah Weinstock, Ph.D in 2018.

Publication Date:

2018

Course Material Author

Jeremiah Weinstock, Ph.D
Dr. Weinstock is a professor at Saint Louis University. His research interests include Addictive Behaviors with an emphasis on gambling disorder and exercise as an intervention. He has had his work published in multiple peer reviewed journals.

Jeremiah Weinstock, Ph.D authored the material only, and was 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.

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:

After taking this course, you should be able to:

  1. Acknowledge exercise is a way to treat comordid disorders to SUD, such as depression and anxiety.
  2. Identify the two most effective methods to get patients to exercise are MI and CM.
  3. Recognize the largest barrier to this program is patient fabrication, so supervised exercise is preferred.

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Course Number 102487
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