Total CE Credit Hours: 1.5
Course Info URL: https://www.addictioncounselorce.com/courses/103182
About the Course:
Autistic individuals might be more likely to misuse substances than non-autistic individuals. Better understanding of these patterns can help clinicians identify strategies to reduce substance use, protecting physical and mental health. The aim of this study was to compare the experiences of substance use between autistic and non-autistic adolescents and adults.
This course is based on the reading-based online article, Understanding the Substance Use of Autistic Adolescents and Adults: a Mixed-methods Approach created by Elizabeth Weir, PhD. et al. in 2021.
Publication Date:Lancet Psychiatry 2021; 8: 673–85 Jul 2021
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Addiction professionals, counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists and social workers. This course is appropriate for beginners.
After taking this course, you should be able to:
- Compare and contrast the substance use experiences of autistic and non-autistic adolescents and adults.
- Describe autistic adolescents and adults’ substance usage.
- Identify strategies to reduce substance use, protecting physical and mental health
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