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Polysubstance Abuse, Part 1

Author: Jassin M. Jouria, MD
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No book to buy Duration: 2 hours
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Course Summary

Polysubstance abuse can be diagnosed when an individual is found to be dependent on three or more substances or substance groups within a 12-month period. An individual may receive this diagnosis even if they do not meet criteria for dependence on a singular substance. It is important to understand the distinction between polysubstance abuse and single substance abuse, as polysubstance abusers will require different diagnostic and treatment strategies than those who are dependent on a single substance. Nonetheless, there are some similarities between the conditions and treatment approaches; and, polysubstance users may benefit from some of the strategies used to treat single substance users.

Course Format

This course contains downloadable online lessons (PDF or Word) and a practice test. When you're ready, purchase the course by clicking the "Add this Course Now" button above; this will let you take the test and receive your certificate for CEU credits.

Course Syllabus

  • Introduction
  • Polysubstance Abuse Defined
  • Common Characteristics Of Polysubstance Use
  • Screening For Polysubstance Use
  • Addiction Screening Instruments
  • Summary

Learning Objectives

  • Differentiate between substance abuse and polysubstance abuse.
  • Discuss recommended screening tools for substance abuse.
  • Identify mental health conditions frequently associated with alcohol and drug dependency.

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