Substance Use Disorder – 2.5 hours

(Nurses and WC CA)



This course contains medical and pharmacological or scientific terminology and is for professionals with advanced medical knowledge.

This is an advanced course on substance use disorder. Course objectives are: define substance use disorder and the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) criteria used to diagnose substance use disorder; define key terms and differentiate the terms substance dependence, substance abuse, and addiction; recognize risk and protective factors for substance use disorder; identify some of the commonly abused drugs in the United States today as well as their withdrawal symptoms and treatment; and identify principles of effective assessment and drug addiction treatment.

Approved for 2.5 continuing education units-CEUs-contact hours for the following professions:

  • Nurses (RN, LVN, LPN) (all states)
  • California Workers’ Comp Claims Adjusters (WC CA)

Must pass final quiz with 80% or more; may re-take as often as needed. Course will be updated or discontinued on or before July 31, 2023.


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