Addiction: Signs and Symptoms-Module 1 Definition and Principles of Addiction Treatment.
A core curriculum in addiction studies for all practitioner levels. This course is one module of three. It is a stand-alone course and can be taken without the other two modules. Appropriate course selection for those seeking to meet addiction certification education requirements.
Note to US DOT SAPs: This course is no longer applicable to US DOT SAP Qualification or Renewal.
Available as a live course for contracted groups. Contact us for information.
Developed by: Karen Albig Smith, LMFT, LCAS, MAC, CAP, SAP, SAE
Description: Beginning with a discussion on the 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.
CE Credits: 3
CE Broker Course #: 20-328782
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: 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.
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