Principles of Drug Addiction Treatment (3 CE)
Course Level: Intermediate
Course Developed By: Jennifer Kolb, LCSW
Jennifer Kolb, LCSW; Social Work Consultant, reviewed and determined the course meets requirements for continuing education in the field of social work. This course is appropriate for masters and clinical level social workers. Jennifer graduated with a Master’s degree in Social Work with a specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Louisville, Kentucky. She specializes in school-based psychotherapy with children and adolescents, as well as licensing exam coaching and preparation.
Content By: National Institute on Drug Abuse; Reviewed by: Martin W. Adler, Ph.D., Temple University School of Medicine; Kathleen Brady, M.D., Ph.D., Medical University of South Carolina; Greg Brigham, Ph.D., Maryhaven, Inc.; Kathleen M. Carroll, Ph.D., Yale University School of Medicine; Richard R. Clayton, Ph.D., University of Kentucky; Linda B. Cottler, Ph.D., Washington University School of Medicine; David P. Friedman, Ph.D., Wake Forest University Bowman Gray School of Medicine; Reese T. Jones, M.D., University of California at San Francisco; Nancy K. Mello, Ph.D., Harvard Medical School; William R. Miller, Ph.D., University of New Mexico; Charles P. O’Brien, M.D., Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania; Jeffrey Selzer, M.D., Zucker Hillside Hospital; Eric J. Simon, Ph.D., New York University Langone Medical Center; Jose Szapocznik, Ph.D., University of Miami Miller School of Medicine; George Woody, M.D., University of Pennsylvania
Course Delivery: Online, Self-Paced
Course Description: This course addresses addiction to a variety of drugs, including nicotine, alcohol, and prescription drugs. It provides answers to frequently asked questions about drug addiction and describes available treatment options for substance users and their families.
- Explain why addiction is difficult to overcome
- Describe what strategies best help a substance user overcome his or her addiction
- Demonstrate knowledge of medications available for substance users that aid in the recovery process
- List evidence-based practices used by treatment centers and therapists who work with substance users
1. Principles of Effective Drug Treatments
2. Frequently Asked Questions and Answers to Drug Addiction and Treatments
3. Drug Addiction in the United States
4. Evidence-Based Approaches to Drug Addiction Treatment
b. Behavioral Therapies
c. Behavioral Therapies for Adolescents
This self paced course consists of:
- Course Exam: Multiple choice online exam, must score 75% or better.
- Course Certificate: Printable online certificate immediately available after successful completion. All course attendees will be required to complete an evaluation at the completion of the course in order to receive a certificate for 3 CE credit hours.
Course materials can be downloaded or read online. To receive a certificate of completion, you must complete an online multiple-choice post-test with a score of 75% or better and complete an online course evaluation.