Naltrexone and Alcoholism Treatment, Part One: Treatment improvement Protocol (TIP) Series 28

About the Course:

Naltrexone and Alcoholism Treatment, TIP 28, presents current knowledge about the use of naltrexone, an opioid antagonist. This medication was initially developed to treat opiate addiction but was subsequently found to help in preventing relapse to alcohol abuse when used with traditional treatment modalities. This TIP will help clinicians and treatment providers use naltrexone safely and effectively to enhance patient care and improve treatment outcomes.
This course covers Chapter One and Chapter Two of Naltrexone and Alcoholism Treatment. Pages covered are 1-24.


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Naltrexone and Alcoholism Treatment was published as Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) 28 by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially addiction counselors, psychologists, mental health counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about naltrexone and alcoholism treatment. It is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Explain the rationale for adding naltrexone therapy to psychosocial substance abuse treatment.

  2. Identify the situations in which naltrexone therapy is contraindicated.

  3. Describe a typical naltrexone treatment protocol.

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CE Credits: CE not available, Certificate of Completion will be issued.
Course Number: 101035
Format: Online
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