Total CE Credit Hours: 1.25
Course Info URL: https://www.addictioncounselorce.com/courses/102563
About the Course:
This article examines the idea of treating tobacco use disorder like substance use disorder. While smoking kills over 480,000 people in the US annually, treatment has been nominal compared to other forms of substance use disorders. It explains nicotine use as it applies to the ASAM Criteria for Patient Placement and levels of care and surmises that there should be parity in treatment. It also includes Medicare and Medicaid codes for billing brief intervention for smoking cessation.
This course is based on the reading-based online article, An Argument for Change in Tobacco Treatment Options Guided by the ASAM Criteria for Patient Placement created by Jill M. Williams, MD. and Marc L. Steinberg, PhD, in 2016.
Course Material Authors
Counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists and social workers. This course is appropriate for all levels of knowledge.
Acknowledge that tobacco abuse is an addictive disorder that kills more people than all other drugs combined.
Identify the missing levels of care in the treatment of tobacco addiction.
Summarize that tobacco use disorder should be treated like an other substance use disorder.
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