Substance misuse is one of the critical public health problems of our time. The most recent data on substance use, misuse, and substance use disorders reveal that the problem is deepening and the consequences are becoming more deadly than ever. Chapter 4 discusses how substance use and misuse have risk and protective factors that can be identified and presents evidence based prevention interventions that can be applied to reduce misuse. The cost of these programs are easily offset by the associated costs treating substance misuse. Chapter 5 outlines the various treatment options available, and that finding client specific treatment offers the best chance for sustained recovery.
This course is based on Chapter 4 and 5 of Facing Addiction in America created by US Dept of Health and Human Services, Office of the Surgeon General and SAMHSA in 2016.
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US Dept of Health and Human Services
Office of the Surgeon General
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
L.A. Rankin is a social worker with experience in many different settings with a variety of clients. She has worked with dementia and Alzheimers patients, dual diagnosis MH/MR, in a battered women’s shelter, and a rape crisis center. She also has 11 years of experience as a child protective social worker, where she earned certificates in domestic abuse/family violence and substance abuse.
Clinicians, program administrators, researchers, government officials. This course is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.
After taking this course, you should be able to:
Acknowledge the scientific evidence supporting the effectiveness of treatment interventions, therapies, services, and medications available to identify, treat, and manage substance use problems and disorders.
Differentiate the evidence based progams that are successful in treating substance use and misuse.
Apply the programs, treatments and therapies discussed to the substance use and misuse populations.
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Faculty: L.A. Rankin
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