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Substance Misuse - Introduction and Overview

Author: SAMHSA

Course Created: 2015

Practice Level: Intermediate

No book to buy Duration: 2 hours
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Course Summary

The United States has a serious substance misuse problem. Substance misuse is the use of alcohol or drugs in a manner, situation, amount, or frequency that could cause harm to the user or to those around them. Alcohol and drug misuse and related substance use disorders affect millions of Americans and impose enormous costs on society. This course looks at the prevalence, impact, and diagnosis of disorders.

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 prevalence of substance misuse
  • Describe the impact of substance abuse
  • Explain the impact of marijuana legalization

Course Syllabus

  • Substances Discussed
  • Prevalence of Substance Use, Misuse Problems, and Disorders
  • Costs and Impact of Substance Misuse
  • Vulnerability to Substance Misuse Problems and Disorders
  • Diagnosing a Substance Use Disorder
  • The Separation of Substance Use Treatment and General Health Care
  • Recent Changes in Health Care Policy and Law
  • Marijuana - A Changing Legal and Research Environment
  • Purpose, Focus, and Format of the Report

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