Addiction Signs and Symptoms: Intensive
A core curriculum in addiction studies for all practitioner levels. This course contains all three modules in one course. Appropriate course selection for those seeking to meet addiction certification education requirements.
Note to US DOT SAPs: This course is not applicable to US DOT SAP Qualification or Renewal.
Available as a live course. Contact us for information.
Developed by: Karen Albig Smith, LMFT, LCAS, MAC, CAP, SAP, SAE
Module One: Beginning with a discussion on the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) definition of addiction this discussion will offer perspectives on the disease conceptualization of addiction. Commentary by Terry Gorski, and Alan Marlatt, as well as the Medical and Science Society, provide robust contrasts for participants to consider in developing an understanding of addiction problems. Current classification subtypes for addictions are also presented including historical subtypes originally described by Benjamin Rush, MD. The six classifications of psychoactive drugs are presented including medical uses, street names, signs, and symptoms of low, moderate, and high doses, and including long-term effects.
Module Two: Three of the six classifications of psychoactive drugs are presented (stimulants, depressants, and cannabis) including medical uses, street names, signs, and symptoms of low, moderate, and high doses, and including long-term effects. Statistical information on costs to society including, crimes, traffic consequences, social problems, and health concerns are discussed throughout the class. The information additionally contains evidence-based risk and protective factors found to be relevant in prevention efforts with youth.
Module Three: The module discusses three of the six classifications of psychoactive drugs (hallucinogens, narcotics, and inhalants) including medical uses, street names, signs, and symptoms of low, moderate, and high doses, and including long-term effects. Statistical information on costs to society including, crimes, traffic consequences, social problems, and health concerns are discussed. Finally, a supplemental section on designer drugs, club drugs, steroid abuse, over the counter and prescription drugs is provided.
CE Credits: 11
CE Broker Course #: 20-328794
Methods: Pre-test, study guide, posttest and evaluation, internet sources via URLs, Q&A by email.
Content Area: Addictions, Social and cultural foundations, Clinical evaluation and assessment
Purpose: Practitioners taking this course will be better equipped to observe for the signs and symptoms of substance abuse, dependency, withdrawal, and intoxication.
Target Audience: Psychologists, school psychologists, social workers, marriage and family therapists, licensed professional counselors, mental health counselors, nurses, employee assistance professionals, addiction professionals, behavioral health technicians, and other allied professionals who may work with these populations.
States that accept Program Services credits because of our national approvals: Arizona, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin
Accepts Program Services credits because we hold another state SW board approval: Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, New Jersey, North Dakota, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia Cross-disciplinary
States with no specified requirements/limitations or self- submit after the fact Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Maine, Nevada, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Wyoming, New Mexico
Program Services credits not available for Social Work in these states: Hawaii, Iowa, Minnesota, Montana
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