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.