Misuse of Prescription Drugs

$3.00 | CEU Hours:1.00 | Beginning

*This course is not approved for NBCC renewal. Please see our NBCC category of courses here.

 

CEU Course Description

Misuse of prescription opioids, central nervous system depressants, and stimulants is a serious public health problem in the United States.  This short CEU course discusses the scope of prescription drug misuse, the adverse health consequences from misuse of prescription drugs, and the prevention and treatment of prescription drug misuse.

Article Author:  National Institute of Drug Abuse
Exam writer:  Patricia Hocking-Walker, M.S. (Psychology)

CEU Course Objectives

1.  Enumerate the populations that are at particular risk for prescription drug misuse.

2.  Explain why medication misuse is more dangerous in older people than in younger populations.

3.  Compare and contrast addiction, dependence, and tolerance.

4.  Scrutinize what the misuse of prescription drugs means.

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