Prescription Drug Abuse

About the Course:

Misuse of prescription opioids, CNS depressants, and stimulants is a serious public health problem in the United States. Although most people take prescription medications responsibly, in 2017, an estimated 18 million people (more than 6 percent of those aged 12 and older) have misused such medications at least once in the past year. These articles explore the drugs that are commonly abused, reasons for the abuse and possible prevention measures.

Publication Date:

December 2018 and September 2018

Authors

National Institute of Drug Abuse
Randy Wykoff, MD, MPH&TM

Recommended For:

Counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists and social workers. This course is appropriate for all levels of knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Acknowledge the alarming rate of prescription drug use.

  2. Identify the different risk factors of addiction to various prescription drugs.

  3. Apply evidence-based treatment specific to the type of prescription drug

Misuse of Prescription Drugs

The 12 P's of the Prescription Drug Abuse Epidemic

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Course Number: 102432
Total Credit Hours: 1cr
NBCC Credit Hours: 1cr
Exam Fee: $6.97
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Format: Online Article
Rating: 
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Popularity: 74 members have taken this course