Polysubstance Use in Substance Use Disorder (1 CE)

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1236CE

Course Level: Intermediate

This course is for:  Clinical Psychologists, Counselors, Nurses, Social Workers

Course Format: This is a self-paced (non-interactive), online course. Participants are required to read the course materials and complete a post-test with a score of 75% or higher.

Course By: Tim Grigsby, PhD & Kristin Ceppaluni, LMHC, NCC

Content By: Crummy, E. A., O’Neal, T. J., Baskin, B. M., & Ferguson, S. M. (2020). One is not enough: understanding and modeling polysubstance use. Frontiers in Neuroscience, 14, e569.

Course Description: The majority of substance use research to date has examined the independent effects of drugs on behavioral and health outcomes including risk for substance use disorder. However, the majority of substance users report using one or more drugs either at the same time (concurrently) or sequentially (over time). Understanding patterns of polysubstance use and their neurobiological effects is necessary for developing effective prevention and treatment interventions. The heterogeneity of polysubstance use challenges researchers and clinicians to identify common issues facing polydrug users that can be leveraged through targeted interventions.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Compare and contrast patterns of polydrug use
  2. Identify the physical and psychological consequences of polydrug use for alcohol, cannabis, nicotine, psychostimulant, and opioid use
  3. Describe two possible intervention strategies to address polydrug use in preclinical and clinical samples of drug users

Course Outline:

  • Read and understand One is not enough: understanding and modeling polysubstance use
  • Review the Course Description and Learning Objectives
  • Reflect on the effects of polydrug use on users of stimulant, depressant, and analgesic drugs
  • Work through the post-test questions; keep in mind that answer selections should be derived from the respective article
  • Return to the referenced article for any missed questions and/or to better understand the etiology and consequences of polydrug use as well as intervention strategies to reduce polydrug use 

Course Completion Requirements: All course materials are included in your AATBS student account. Attendees must read the course material and complete the accompanying test with a score of 75% or higher. Customers may retest if they score below 75%.

Evaluation: The course evaluation is also accessible in your student account. After completing the course, you will need to complete the course evaluation.

How certificate is issued: When all requirements for the course have been successfully completed, customers will be able to access and print a personal CE certificate in their student account.

BRN Required Content

Implicit biases incorporate an association that occurs outside of conscious awareness that may resultantly lead to a negative patient evaluation derived from irrelevant characteristics; i.e. gender and/or race. A systematic review of the literature was conducted. Thirty-five studies identified the existence of implicit bias in healthcare professionals; all correlational studies evidenced a significant positive relationship between implicit bias levels and lower quality of care (FitzGerald & Hurst, 2017). Continued research in health care settings, combined with greater method homogeneity, should be employed to examine the occurrence and prevalence of implicit biases in healthcare settings as a strategic approach for mitigating related disparities (FitzGerald & Hurst, 2017).

Reference:

FitzGerald, C., & Hurst, S. (2017). Implicit bias in healthcare professionals: A systematic review. BMC Med Ethics 18, 19. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12910-017-0179-8

Approvals:

Association for Advanced Training in the Behavioral Sciences is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Association for Advanced Training in the Behavioral Sciences maintains responsibility for this program and its contents.

Association for Advanced Training in the Behavioral Sciences has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5750. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Association for Advanced Training in the Behavioral Sciences is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

The Association for Advanced Training in the Behavioral Sciences, provider #1085, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. AATBS maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 06/19/2021 – 06/19/2024.

Social workers completing this course receive 1 clinical continuing education credits.

Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling - #50-11015

Florida Board of Psychology #50-5452

NYSED:

Social Workers: Association for the Advanced Training in the Behavioral Sciences is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0112.

Counselors: Association for the Advanced Training in the Behavioral Sciences is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Counselors as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed counselors #MHC-0165.

Marriage Family Therapists: Association for the Advanced Training in the Behavioral Sciences is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Marriage Family Therapists as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed Marriage Family Therapists #MFT-0077.

The sponsor of this program has been approved to offer Continuing Education credit for Certified Addiction Specialists (CAS) in accordance with the American Academy of Health Care Providers in the Addictive Disorders. Approval No. 20-1420.

Continuing Education licensing requirements vary by jurisdiction, are not always well defined and may even supersede the rules of a national accreditation organization. We recommend you contact the applicable state licensing board or accrediting organization for the latest regulations and specific requirements of your state when considering our programs for Continuing Education credit.

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Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 17161.

More Information
Board ApprovalsAmerican Psychological Association (APA), Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), NBCC, Florida Board - Social Work, MFT, Counseling, and Psychology, NYSED - Social Work, MFT and Counseling Only, American Academy of Health Care Providers in the Addictive Disorders
CE FormatOnline, Text-Based