Course Summary

Practice Level: Intermediate

This CEU course provides practical and evidence-based practice guidance on Substance Abuse Problems. It includes information on the definitions, characteristics, theories and models, diagnostic and treatment indications, and relevant aspects and methods of evidence-based psychosocial treatments for substance abuse problems.

Course Format

This course is based on a book that can be purchased here and a posttest. When you’re ready, purchase the test by clicking the “Add To Cart” or “Enroll” button. This will let you take the test and receive your certificate for CE credits.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the incidence of substance abuse problems.
  • Describe the assessment of substance abuse problems.
  • Explain Motivational Interviewing.
  • Describe the percent of centers using 12-step approaches.

Course Syllabus

  • Description
  • The Biopsychosocial Model of Drug Problems
  • Diagnosis and Treatment Indications
  • Methods of Treatment


Mitch Earleywine

Mitch Earleywine, Ph.D. is Professor of Psychology at the State University of New York at Albany. He received his bachelor’s degree from Columbia University and his doctorate from Indiana University. Mitch has over 100 publications in scientific journals on the addictions. He has received research grants from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism as well as the Alcoholic Beverage Medical Research Foundation.

Accreditation Approval Statements is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. maintains responsibility for this program and its content. has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6991. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

Courses have been approved by, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for educational credits. NAADAC Provider #91345 is responsible for all aspects of the programming.

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.

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