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Health Care Systems and Substance Use Disorders

Author: SAMHSA

Course Created: 2016

Practice Level: Intermediate

No book to buy Duration: 3 hours
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Course Summary

This course describes the key components of health care systems; historical reasons substance use and its consequences have been addressed separately from other health problems; the key role that health care systems can play in providing prevention, treatment, and recovery support services (RSS) for substance use disorders; and the recent developments that are leading to improved integration of substance use-related care with the rest of medicine. This chapter also describes the challenges to effective integration, as well as promising trends, such as in health information technology (health IT) that will facilitate it.

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

  • Describe the key components of health care systems
  • Explain why SUD services have traditionally been separate from mental health and general health care
  • Describe how SUD services are financed
  • Discuss the challenges of integrating SUD and health care services

Course Syllabus

  • Key Components of Health Care Systems
  • Substance Use Disorder Services Have Traditionally Been Separate From Mental Health and General Health Care
  • A Growing Impetus for Integration
  • Financing Systems for Substance Use Disorder Services
  • Challenges Facing the Integration of Substance Use Services and Health Care
  • Promising Innovations That Improve Access to Substance Use Disorder Treatment
  • Recommendations for Research

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