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Treating Concurrent Substance Use Among Adults

About the Course:

This guide presents an overview of current approaches and challenges to identifying and treating CSU and concurrent SUD in adults aged 18 and older. It documents three evidence-based practices that engage and improve outcomes for individuals with CSU and concurrent SUD: FDA-approved pharmacotherapy together with counseling, contingency management together with FDA- approved pharmacotherapy and counseling, and twelve-step facilitation therapy together with FDA-approved pharmacotherapy and counseling.

This course is based on the reading-based online article, Treating Concurrent Substance Use Among Adults created by SAMHSA in 2021.

Publication Date:

PEP21-06-02-002 2021

Course Material Author

SAMHSA

SAMHSA authored the material only, and was not involved in creating this CE course. They are identified here for your own evaluation of the relevancy of the material this course is based on.

Course Creator

Mary Kay Pribyl, Ph.D.
Mary Kay Pribyl, Ph.D. is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and holds a doctoral degree from Northwestern University. She has a private practice with children, adolescents and adults in Glenview, Illinois. She is a past president of the Illinois Psychological Association and has been a member of the Council of Representatives of the American Psychological Association. Her specialty areas include depression, anxiety disorders, substance abuse disorders, and compulsive gambling. She has taught both graduate and undergraduate courses in psychology.

Recommended For:

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

Course Objectives:

After taking this course, you should be able to:

  1. Idenitfy three of the underlying issues in treating concurrent substance use among adults.
  2. Provide three examples of evidence-based practices in the treatment of concurrent substance abuse.
  3. List the evidence for the benefit of the various evidence-based practices discussed.

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Course Number 103224
3 CE credit hours
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  • Reading-Based Online
Exam Fee $17.91
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