Prescription Drug Abuse
Total CE Credit Hours: 1
Course Info URL: http://www.addictioncounselorce.com/courses/102432
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.
December 2018 and September 2018
Counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists and social workers. This course is appropriate for all levels of knowledge.
Acknowledge the alarming rate of prescription drug use.
Identify the different risk factors of addiction to various prescription drugs.
Apply evidence-based treatment specific to the type of prescription drug
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