Total CE Credit Hours: 2
Course Info URL: https://www.ce-credit.com/courses/102781
About the Course:
This course discusses the role of pharmacotherapy in the treatment of substance use disorder in adolescents. Various medications are examined, in a wide range of addictions, including Tobacco Use Disorder (TUD) and Cannabis Use Disorder (CUD) in addition to SUD. A concern cited in using Medication Assisted Therapy is the risk of adversely impacting brain development during adolescence. The author outlines each disorder and the available pharmacotherapy options, include both adult and adolescent studies.
This course is based on the article, (The role of pharmacotherapy in the treatment of adolescent substance use disorders created by Christopher J. Hammond, MD et al in 2016.
Course Material Author
Counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists and social workers. This course is appropriate for all levels of knowledge. This content is at an intermediate level.
After taking this course, you should be able to:
- Acknowledge the risks vs reward of using pharmacotherapy in the adolescent population.
- Identify the appropriate pharmacotherapies available per disorder.
- Summarize the efficacy of each medication.
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