Find Your Board CE Requirements & Accreditations:
Return to Course List

Substance Misuse - Prevention Programs and Policies

Author: SAMHSA

Course Created: 2015

Practice Level: Intermediate

No book to buy Duration: 2 hours
4.6 out of 5.0, Based on: 1,457 reviews

Course Summary

Given the impact of substance misuse on public health and the increased risk for long-term medical consequences, including substance use disorders, it is critical to prevent substance misuse from starting and to identify those who have already begun to misuse substances and intervene early. Evidence- based prevention interventions, carried out before the need for treatment, are critical because they can delay early use and stop the progression from use to problematic use or to a substance use disorder (including its severest form, addiction), all of which are associated with costly individual, social, and public health consequences. This course will demonstrate that prevention can markedly reduce the burden of disease and related costs.

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 why prevention is important
  • Describe risk and protective factors
  • Explain types of evidence-based prevention programs

Course Syllabus

  • Why We Should Care About Prevention
  • Risk and Protective Factors
  • Types of Prevention Interventions
  • Evidence-Based Prevention Programs
  • Evidence-based ¬†Community Coalition-based Prevention Models
  • Evidence-Based Prevention Policies
  • Prevention Interventions for Specific Populations
  • Improving the Dissemination and ¬†Implementation of Evidence-based Programs
  • Recommendations for Research

Ce4Less.com Is approved by the American Psychological Association To sponsor continuing education For psychologists. Ce4Less.com maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Social Workers:

This organization, CE4Less, provider #1115, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education ACE) program. Ce4Less maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 8/8/2018-8/8/2021. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. Social workers participating in this course will receive continuing education clock hours.

We are committed to providing our learners with unbiased information. CE4Less never accepts commercial support and our authors have no significant financial or other conflicts of interest pertaining to the material

FAQs

Most of our courses will satisfy your CEU requirements. However, you can double check with this handy tool.
You can download all the required materials above where it says "Preview the material"
No prerequisites are required for this course.
Yes. Once you read the material and pass your test, you can print your certificate right away from your "My Account" page.
You bet, you can download the course material to your computer. You can then print it off, transfer it to your tablet or whatever works for you. Most folks print of a copy of the test and circle the answers while reading through the material.

How it Works

check

1. Confirm Your
Requirements.

read

2. Read the
Material.

test time

3. Take the
Test.

done

4. Print Your
Certificate.