Addiction - Neurobiology, Prevention, and Treatment

$45.00 | CE Hours:9.00 | Intermediate

***This course will be expiring on 05/30/2022. After this date, you will be unable to take this course for renewal credit.***

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CE Course Description

This CE course explains the neurobiological basis for substance use disorders and provides the biological, psychological, and social frameworks for improving diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of alcohol and drug misuse.  Evidence-based prevention strategies, effective treatment strategies, and recovery support services are also described in this course.

Article Author:  Vice Admiral Vivek Murthy, M.D., M.B.A
Exam writer:  Patricia Hocking-Walker, M.S. (Psychology)

CE Course Objectives

1.  Discuss the most common reason that people do not seek treatment.

2.  Explain the goal of early intervention.

3.  Investigate what research suggests to do to address the problem of fatal medication errors due to interactions between a prescribed medication for a diagnosed medical condition and patient substance use.

4.  Scrutinize the single factor that will determine whether an individual will develop a substance misuse problem or disorder.

5.  Identify when the likelihood of substance use peaks.

6.  Describe where the negative feelings associated with withdrawal are thought to come from.

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: 2017-04-16

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