Opioid Abuse, Addiction and Treatment - Live Online (6 CE)
Opioid use has surpassed heroin as the leading cause of overdose deaths in the United States. As a result, it is incumbent for a mental health practitioner to be able to recognize the signs of opioid abuse and addiction and know how to address these conditions in their clients. This course provides a participant with a clear description of how opioids function, their history and rise to prominence in American society, their effects on human biology, and the possible methods by which a mental health provider can assist a client and their families grappling with opioid abuse and addiction. The course covers DSM-5 criteria, and the indicators of tolerance, dependence, and withdrawal. Also addressed is the topic of opioid users and their involvement in the criminal justice system, which includes prisons and jails, court-referred drug treatment programs, and mental health courts.
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
- Describe the origins of the opioid epidemic and the current public health consequences related to opioid abuse.
- Identify common opioids and the physical and neurological effects that their use has on the human body.
- Distinguish between different types of opioid-related diagnoses and understand the criteria for each diagnosis.
- Utilize assessment techniques and identify screening instruments for opioid abuse.
- Apply different treatment modalities, including implementing therapeutic approaches and providing appropriate referrals.
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