Commonly Misused Substances

About the Course:

This brief overview provides valuable information regarding the prevalence of and health risks involved in the use of a number of commonly misused substances. The course provides recent data that can be applied to research and/or clinical settings. References are provided for those seeking additional information.


U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

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This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially addiction counselors, psychologists, mental health counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about commonly misused substances, including information about the prevalence of use and the health risks involved. It is appropriate for an introductory level of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Describe the prevalence of use of each substance presented.

  2. Explain basic facts regarding mechanisms of action of each substance presented.

  3. Compare the potential consequences of use/abuse of each substance described.

Misused Substances

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Course Number: 100972
Total Credit Hours: 1cr
Exam Fee: No Longer Available
Format: Online Article
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Popularity: 152 members have taken this course