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Polysubstance Abuse, Part 2

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

Polysubstance abuse may be diagnosed when a person is dependent on three or more substances over a 12-month period. Unique challenges exist for individuals with polysubstance abuse, which include a higher degree of physical side effects from substances consumed and longer period of time of detoxification. A personalized detoxification treatment plan is needed for individuals diagnosed with polysubstance abuse according to their unique medical, psychiatric, and substance use history. Polysubstance Abuse Part 2 discusses aspects of the physical assessment and comorbid conditions influencing the patient’s initial treatment and ongoing recovery plan.

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
  • Assessment Of Polysubstance Abuse
  • The Diagnostic Interview
  • Patient And Provider Relationship
  • Comprehensive Health History
  • Polysubstance Abuse Evaluation Factors
  • Mental Illness And Polysubstance Abuse
  • Summary

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the goals of a medical assessment of a patient with signs of polysubstance abuse.
  • Explain the prevalence and patterns of dual diagnosis.
  • Explain mental disorders associated with substance abuse.

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