Substance Misuse Prevention for Young Adults

$25.00 | CE Hours:5.00 | Beginning

IAODAPCA CE Credit for Counselor I or II, Preventionist I or II, CARS I or II, CODP I or II, PCGC II, CCJP II, CAAP I, CRSS I or II, CPRS I or II, MAATP I or II, CFPP II, CVSS II

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CE Course Description

Research indicates substance misuse among young adults may be on the rise. Therefore, it is important for health care professionals to obtain insight into effective prevention practices to mitigate risk factors associated with substance misuse among young adults. With that in mind, this course reviews the Evidence-Based Practice Guidebook: Substance Misuse Prevention for Young Adults in order to provide health care professionals with an understanding of substance misuse and prevention practices that may be used to help prevent substance misuse among young adult patient populations.  

Author: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration: Substance Misuse Prevention for Young Adults. Publication No. PEP19-PL-Guide-1 Rockville, MD: National Mental Health and Substance Use Policy Laboratory. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 2019.

References / Contributions by:

Vallone, D. M., Bennett, M., Xiao, H., Pitzer, L., & Hair, E. C. (2018). Prevalence and correlates
of JUUL use among a national sample of youth and young adults. Tobacco Control. doi: 10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2018-054693

Otten, R., Mun, C. J., Shaw, D. S., Wilson, M. N., & Dishion, T. J. (2019). A developmental cascade model for early adolescent-onset substance use: The role of early childhood stress. Addiction, 114(2), 326–334. doi: 10.1111/add.14452

Bender, K., Thompson, S., Ferguson, K., & Langenderfer, L. (2014). Substance use predictors of victimization profiles among homeless youth: A latent class analysis. Journal of Adolescence, 37(2), 155–164. doi: 10.1016/j.adolescence.2013.11.007

De Pedro, K. T., Gilreath, T. D., Jackson, C., & Esqueda, M. C. (2017). Substance use among transgender students in California public middle and high schools. Journal of School Health, 87(5), 303–309. doi: 10.1111/josh.12499 

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CE Course Objectives

  1. Distinguish common substances misused by young adults.
  2. Identify risk factors for substance misuse.
  3. Determine the effectiveness of substance misuse prevention among young adults.
  4. Examine evidence-based programs for preventing substance misuse among young adults.
  5. Describe the process for selecting and implementing evidence-based practices and programs.
  6. Integrate the necessary resources for prevention program evaluation and quality improvement.

CE Outline with Main Points

  1. Evidence-Based Resource Guide Series Overview
  2. Preventing Substance Misuse Among Young Adults
  3. Effectiveness of Substance Misuse Prevention Among Young Adults
  4. Evidence-Based Programs for Preventing Substance Misuse Among Young Adults
  5. Guidance for Selecting and Implementing Evidence-Based Practices and Programs
  6. Resources for Evaluation and Quality Improvement

ACE credit is not offered for this course. A list of courses offering ACE credit can be found here.


CAADE Approval

This course is CAADE approved.


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Added On: 2019-12-01

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