Course Description: This online text-based course covers the comprehensive report on drug addiction by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). This 2018 update addresses addiction to a wide variety of drugs, including nicotine, alcohol, and illicit and prescription drugs. It is designed to serve as a resource for healthcare providers, family members, and other stakeholders trying to address the myriad problems faced by patients in need of treatment for drug abuse or addiction.
Course Objectives (Learning Outcomes): By successfully completing this course, the learner will be able to:
- List and explain the 13 principles of effective drug addiction treatment
- Discuss issues that impact drug addiction treatment across a wide variety of patient characteristics
- Identify and discuss evidence-based treatments associated with a wide-variety of drug addiction issues
- Identify resources available for treatment providers, families, and individuals focused on drug addiction research and treatment
Course Materials: CustomCE Course 10025.pdf
Last Revision: August, 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 suffering from drug addiction. The course level is considered introductory since it covers the 2018 research-based report on drug addiction treatment published by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) 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 principles of drug addiction treatment, including the latest research and evidence on successful drug addiction treatment. No risks or conflicts of interests are noted.
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 [NIDA].
Publication Date: 2018
Format: PDF (CustomCE Course 10025.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.