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

Revised 2018

Description 

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. 

Objectives:
1.   Participants will be able to define addiction. 
2.   Participants will be able to discuss the historic subtypes of alcoholism as described by Benjamin Rush and EM Jellinek.
3.   Participants will be able to discuss a current addiction paradigm classifying addictions as primary, secondary and reactive.

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.

Objectives:
1.  Participants will be able to discuss signs and symptoms of stimulants intoxication, abuse, and dependency
2.  Participants will be able to discuss signs and symptoms of depressant intoxication, abuse, and dependency.
3.  Participants will be able to discuss signs and symptoms of and cannabis intoxication, abuse, and dependency.
4.  Participants will be able to identify effects indicating overdose, detox or withdrawal for stimulants, depressants, and cannabis.
5.  Participants will be able to discuss the short-term and chronic use effects of the abuse of stimulants, depressants, and cannabis.

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.  

Objectives:
1.  Participants will be able to discuss hallucinogens, narcotics, and inhalants and identify signs and symptoms.
2.  Participants will be able to identify special aspects of designer and club drug use.
3.  Participants will be able to discuss steroid abuse, over the counter and prescription misuse.

CE Credits:  11

Agenda:
Hour One:  Defining addiction: the controversies.
Hour Two:  Historic subtypes and rationale.
Hour Three:  Current paradigm.
Hour Four: Signs and symptoms stimulant intoxication, abuse and dependency.
Hour Five: Signs and symptoms of depressant intoxication, abuse, and dependency.
Hour Six:  Signs and symptoms of cannabis intoxication, abuse, and dependency.
Hour Seven: Identifying effects indicating overdose, detox or withdrawal for stimulants, depressants, and cannabis.
Hour Eight: Short-term and chronic use effects of the abuse of stimulants, depressants, and cannabis.
Hour Nine: Signs and symptoms of hallucinogen, narcotic and inhalant intoxication, abuse, and dependency.
Hour Ten: Identifying special aspects of designer and club drug use.
Hour Eleven: Steroid abuse, over the counter and prescription misuse.

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.

Approvals:
Program Services Continuing Education is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Program Services Continuing Education maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
Program Services is an NBCC Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. The ACEP solely is responsible for all aspects of the program. #5978
 
Social Work State Licensing Board Approval Information for Continuing Education: Program Services is directly approved in Florida and Alabama for Social Workers
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
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Program Services credits not available for Social Work in these states: Hawaii, Iowa, Minnesota, Montana
 
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Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, and Mental Health Counseling:       BAP #162 CEBroker provider # 50-1651
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Allied profession approvals can be found at https://www.programservices.org/approvals?other=true

Online Course

CE Broker#:
20-328794
CE Credits:
11
Price:
$110.00