Help-Seeking by Substance Abusers: The Role of Harm Reduction and Behavioral Economic Approaches to Facilitate Treatment Entry and Retention

About the Course:

This course explores the importance to determine what promotes helpseeking at some times and not others, and how influences on help-seeking may differ from influences on recovery

Author

National Institute on Drug Abuse Research

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for social workers, counselors, psychologists, and other human services and behavioral health professionals who seek knowledge about Harm Reduction and Behavioral Economic Approaches to Facilitate Treatment Entry and Retention. It is appropriate for participants with intermediate to advanced levels of knowledge about the topic.

Course Objectives:

  1. identify factors correlated to help-seeking amongst substance abusers

  2. to improve program and treatment planning by gaining better understanding of the key components of the help-seeking process amongst substance abusers.

  3. demonstrate knowledge about interventions to facilitate referral of substance abusers to treatment

  4. demonstrate knowledge about interventions to facilitate treatment entry

  5. identify interventions and components of interventions which increases treatment continuation

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