Total CE Credit Hours: 1.5
Course Info URL: https://www.addictioncounselorce.com/courses/102848
About the Course:
This course examines the opioid epidemic and its impact on the Black/African American community. This population has a disproportionate overdose rate for a specific type of opioid. A one-sized fits all approach is not recommended. A culturally specific terminate that has Black/African Americans as counselors and peer recovery specialist is a way to better engage the community. In addition to adapting current treatment to cultural specifics within the community, this report includes: an overview of the national data, routes to opioid misuse and overdose deaths; challenges to prevention, treatment, and recovery; strategies to address opioid misuse and OUD in Black/African American communities; and standard treatment, and community informed strategies.
This course is based on the reading-based online article, The Opioid Crisis and the Black and African American Population-An Urgent Issue created by Victoria Chau, MPH, Ph.D. in 2020.
Course Material Author
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 need for cultural competence and that modifications to current treatment are necessary to better serve this population.
- Identify treatment strategies and better approaches through cultural competence.
- Summarize the specific evidence-based programs which have had success with address opioid misuse and OUD in the Black/African American community.
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