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This course examines the effects of high peak (binge) drinking on the 21st birthday. The study included a large sample of 599 college students. Surprisingly those who drank less at...  Read More
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This course outlines Intensive Outpatient Treatment approaches. The following approaches are examined: 12 Step-Facilitation, Cognitive-Behavioral (CBT) Motivational (MI and ME), Therapeutic Community, The Matrix Model, Community Reinforcement and Contingency Management....  Read More
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Substance Use in Women

2.25 credits
This article discusses specific issues women face for addiction and substance misuse due to both sex and gender issues. Biological processes place women at greater risk of addiction and death...  Read More
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Interpersonal attachment and drug addiction share many attributes across their behavioral and neurobiological domains. Understanding the over-lapping brain circuitry of attachment formation and addiction can lead to a better understanding...  Read More
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This article reviews the evidence on the effect of brief interventions (BIs) for alcohol among adults with risky alcohol consumption and comorbid mental health conditions. Differences in the findings may...  Read More
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This course explores the treatment of alcohol dependence, cannabis dependence, cocaine dependence, opioid dependence and gambling using computer-based health interventions comprised of behavioral therapy, both guided and self-directed. Treatment types...  Read More
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This article explores the emotional processing of cannabis users. The authors created the Recreational Cannabis Use Evaluation to better understand the ecology of cannabis use in Colorado’s recreational system of...  Read More
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In this report, the committee explores the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) and the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act, and how they change accountability and performance...  Read More
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Nowadays, gambling disorder (GD) is a worldwide health issue and there is a growing need to both improve our understanding of this disorder and to tailor specific interventions for its...  Read More
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This article explores craving in Internet Game Disorder among college students. Craving, as a central feature of addiction and a precursor of relapse, has been recently targeted in addiction intervention....  Read More
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This article explores free will in addiction, positing that it reflects likelihood of choices, not lack of capability to act. It enumerates the factors that place people at susceptibility for...  Read More
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This course explores brief interventions for alcohol treatment in adolescents. The first article focuses on computer vs therapist brief interventions(BI). Reviews of strategies such as refusal skills, protective behavioral strategies,...  Read More
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An introduction to family therapy interventions and issues of family therapy applications for substance abuse counselors. This quick guide focuses on how substance abuse affects the entire family and provides...  Read More
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This course addresses clinical issues, challenges, and strategies in Intensive Outpatient Treatment (IOT). It discusses: client retention, relapse and continued substance abuse, substance abuse by family members, group work issues,...  Read More
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This course examines adapting intensive outpatient treatment for specific populations and treatment approaches for other special groups, including minority populations. Groups included are the justice system population, women, co-occurring psychiatric...  Read More
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This course discusses family based service. For a myriad of reasons, such as many clients coming from substance abusing families and being enabled by family members, many IOT’s use a...  Read More
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The screening, brief interventions, and referral to treatment (SBIRT) is an evidenced based practice that has been effective in multiple settings. This study investigates the effectiveness of (SBIRT) for treatment...  Read More
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This course addresses Intensive Outpatient Treatment (IOT). It outlines forces affecting IOT, standards of IOT care and what constitutes IOT. It identifies 14 key principles that each IOT should use...  Read More
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This course gives an overview of the continuum of care. It includes the key aspects of IOT, including the 5 levels. It explains key aspects of outpatient treatment, core services,...  Read More
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This course explores elements of engaging the client in IOT, collecting screening information, and adjusting the intake process with the goal of retention. It includes assessing barriers to treatment and...  Read More
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