Course Description: This online text-based course covers the comprehensive report on marijuana developed by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). First is a discussion of marijuana use in the United States, its effects on individual physical and mental health and social functioning. The impact on others, including the use of marijuana while pregnant, and the medicinal effects of marijuana are covered as well. The course concludes with an overview of marijuana use disorders and available treatment options. References and link to additional sources are included.
Course Objectives (Learning Outcomes): By successfully completing this course, the learner will be able to:
- Discuss the scope of marijuana use in the United States
- Discuss the physical health, mental health, and social impacts of marijuana use.
- Identify available treatments for marijuana use disorders.
Course Category: Disorders, Symptoms, and Populations
Course Materials: CustomCE Course 10024.pdf
Last Revision: November, 2018
Audience and Course Level: This course is appropriate for Psychologists, Mental Health Counselors, Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Substance Abuse Professionals who perform or plan to work with individuals using or abusing marijuana. The course level is considered introductory since it provides and overview of marijuana and no prerequisite knowledge or training is required.
Course Utility and Potential Risks/Conflicts: The utility of this course lies in helping professionals understand the use, abuse, and impact of marijuana as well as treatment options available for marijuana use disorders.
Course Instructors: This course was developed by Chris Heffner, PhD, PsyD. LP.
Course Materials: Materials for this course are provided by the National Institute on Drug Abuse.
Publication Date: 2018
Format: PDF (CustomCE Course 10024.pdf)
Technical Requirements: Internet Access for Course Quiz, PDF Viewer (e.g., Acrobat Reader) for Course Materials.
Additional Requirements: None
Suggested Prerequisites: None
Custom Continuing Education, LLC is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Custom Continuing Education, LLC maintains responsibility for this program and its content.