Adult Drug Courts and Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Dependence

$3.00 | CE Hours:1.00 | Intermediate

Illinois Specific Approvals: Counselor I or II, Preventionist I or II, CARS I or II, MISA I or II, PCGC II, CCJP I or II, CAAP I, CRSS II, CPRS I or II, MAATP I or II, NCRS I or II, CFPP II, CVSS II

CEU Course Description

This course addresses the following aspects with regard to medication-assisted treatment for opioid dependence and adult drug courts: understanding opioid use and dependence; evidence-based best practices for opioid dependence; medication-assisted treatment and drug courts; effective medication treatments for opioid dependence; and increasing the use of medication-assisted treatment in drug court programs.

Course Objectives

1. Discuss the effectiveness of medication-assisted treatment (MAT) and how it may be used in drug courts to help those with opioid dependence.

2. Define the concept of substance dependence and addiction, and describe the extent of opioid use in the criminal and general population.

3. Differentiate between various medications used to treat opioid dependence such as methadone, buprenorphine, and naltrexone.

4. Review evidence that supports the use of MAT as an evidence-based practice for the treatment of opioid dependence, and ways to increase drug court referrals to MAT.

Social Work Approval

Social Work CE Credit for this course is offered with the following approvals. Many state boards of social work will accept the approvals listed. Provider Approvals by state and license type can be found here.

  • Quantum Units Education is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, CAMFT Provider #89970, to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEP. Quantum Units Education maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.
  • Florida board for Social Workers (Quantum 'immediately' reports CE Credits to Florida licensees)
  • Texas Board of Social Workers
  • ACE credit is not offered for this course. A list of courses offering ACE credit can be found here.

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Added On: 2014-12-13

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