Pharmacologic Treatment for PTSD and Opioid Use Disorders

$10.00 | CE Hours:2.00 | Intermediate

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CE Course Description

Individuals with co-occurring mental and substance use disorders (COD) are common in behavioral health and primary health settings. These individuals frequently benefit from pharmacologic interventions, whether for mental disorders, substance use disorders, or both. As a companion to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA’s) General Principles for the Use of Pharmacological Agents to Treat Individuals with Co-Occurring Mental and Substance Use Disorders, this document provides guidelines for pharmacologic interventions for individuals with PTSD and co-occurring opioid use disorders.

CE Course Objectives

1. Describe the prevalence of PTSD in adults in the United States, as well as the co-occurrence of PTSD and substance use disorders.

2. Outline various psychosocial and pharmacologic interventions for treating PTSD in individuals with opioid disorders.

3. Identify the use of specific medications to treat PTSD and opioid dependence.

4. Discuss polysubstance abuse in those with opioid dependence and PTSD.

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


CAADE Approval

This course does not have CAADE approval for CEUs.


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Added On: 2012-01-01

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