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Early Intervention, Treatment, and Management of Substance Use Disorders

Author: SAMHSA
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Course Created: 2016

Practice Level: Intermediate

No book to buy Duration: 3 hours
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Course Summary

Early Intervention, Treatment, and Management of Substance Use Disorders describes the goals, settings, and stages of treatment, and reviews the effectiveness of the major components of early intervention and treatment approaches, including behavioral therapies, medications, and social services.

Course Format

This course contains downloadable online lessons (PDF) and a practice test. When you're ready, purchase the course by clicking the "Add To Cart" button. This will let you take the test, complete the course evaluation and receive your certificate for CE credits.

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss the importance of early intervention for SUDs
  • Describe the Continuum of Treatment Services for SUDs
  • Explain emerging treatment technologies
  • Discuss SUD treatment considerations for specific populations

Course Syllabus

  • Continuum of Treatment Services
  • Early Intervention - Identifying and Engaging Individuals At Risk for Substance Misuse and Substance Use Disorders
  • Treatment Engagement - Reaching and Reducing Harm Among Those Who Need Treatment
  • Principles of Effective Treatment and Treatment Planning
  • Evidence-based Treatment
  • Components of Care
  • Emerging Treatment Technologies
  • Considerations for Specific Populations
  • Recommendations for Research

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