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Medical Use and Misuse of Psychoactive Prescription Medications Among US Youth and Young Adults

About the Course:

The purpose of this course is to investigate prevalence and correlates of medical use and misuse of psychoactive prescription medications among US youth and young adult. The course covers young adults aged 12-25 years, and correlates of misuse are restricted to 18-25 year olds.

This course is based on the reading-based online, Medical Use and Misuse of Psychoactive Prescription Medications Among US Youth and Young Adults created by Israel Agaku, DMD, MPH, MBA, PhD, PhD, Diplomate, ABDPH et al. in 2021.

Publication Date:

Fam Med Com Health 2021

Course Material Authors

Israel Agaku, DMD, MPH, MBA, PhD, PhD, Diplomate, ABDPH

IsraelĀ Agaku, PhD, is a diplomate of the American Board of Dental Public Health. He has received multidisciplinary training in dentistry, public health, epidemiology, health systems, and informatics. He has authored over 100 scientific papers in leading journals.

Satomi Odani, MPH

Odani recently served in the Research Participation Programs at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The programs provide opportunities for highly motivated students, recent graduates and university faculty to participate in project-specific CDC research, current public health research and developmental activities. In the less than two years she has been at OSH, Odani has contributed to more than 14 scientific publications and has also presented her research at numerous conferences.

Course Creator

Abimbola Farinde, PhD, LCDC, LPC

Dr. Farinde is a professor at Columbia State University and has published multiple articles about psychopharmacotherapy. Dr. Farinde has worked as a clinical specialist for the Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center in Fort Hood. As a devoted clinical pharmacy specialist and addictions counselor who excels in all clinical environments, she has worked with active duty soldiers with dual diagnoses of a traumatic brain injury and a psychiatric disorder providing medication therapy management and disease state management. Dr. Farinde has also worked with mentally impaired and developmentally disabled individuals at a state supported living center. The breadth of her clinical practice allows her to bring a unique perspective to her educational material. In 2021, Dr. Farinde was awarded the Davida Coady Gorham Medical Professional of the Year award.

Recommended For:

Counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists and social workers. This course is appropriate for all levels of knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Identify prevalence of medical use and misuse of psychoactive prescription medications among United States youths and young adults.

  2. Discuss the importance of monitoring the diversity of medication misuse behaviors among youths and young adults.

  3. Analyze the results of the cross-sectional self reports surveys that are discussed by Agaku and colleagues in the 2021 article.

Course Material

References begin on page 17.

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Course Number 103146
2 credit hours
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