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Heroin and Prescription Opioids

About the Course:

This course covers Heroin and prescription Opioids. It includes: what heroin is and how it is used, the scope of heroin in the US, the effects of heroin on the body, the immediate short-term effects of heroin use, the long-term effects of heroin use, heroin’s link to prescription drug misuse, medical complications of chronic heroin use, why heroin use creates a special risk for contracting HIV/AIDS and hepatitis b and c, how heroin use affects pregnant women, what can be done for heroin overdose and treatments for heroin use disorder.

This course is based on the reading-based online, Heroin and Prescription Opioids created by National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) in 2018.

Publication Date:

June 2018 and January 2018

Course Material Author

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

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 widespread problem of opioid abuse.

  2. Identify risk factors and treatments for opioid use disorder.

  3. Summarize the treatments for pregnant women.

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

1.25 CE Credit hour

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NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals (NAADAC)

1.25 CE Credit hour

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)

1.25 CPD hour

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National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC)

1.25 CE Credit hour

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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Prescription Opioids and Heroin

References are at the bottom of each section of this article.

References for Heroin Article

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Course Number 102702
1.25 credit hour
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  • Reading-Based Online
Exam Fee: $7.46 No exam fee with a membership package!
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124 members have taken this course

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