Adolescents with Substance Related Disorders
CE Hours : 1 | Course Hours: 1

It is believed that 70% of adolescents have tried alcohol and 50% will have tried an illegal drug by their senior year of high school. In this same period of time, 40% of adolescents will have smoked a cigarette and 20% will have taken prescription pills for the purpose of getting high (NIDA, 2014). As a result of the number of adolescents who are engaging in substance use, over one million... more

Case Management: An Overview
CE Hours : 1.5 | Course Hours: 1.5

Case management has become standard practice and an essential component in providing support to clients throughout health and human services. The case manager is tasked with helping clients minimize their stay in hospitals and to locate services in their communities in order to receive treatment as well as support. Case managers are a support to clinical staff and a advocate for clients. This... more

Co-Occurring Disorders: Treatment Integration
CE Hours : 1 | Course Hours: 1

Over half of the individuals with mental health disorders also deal with substance related issues. In many cases, the combination of dug or alcohol use and mental health disorders is attributed to self-medicating behaviors. Specifically, drugs and alcohol can be in the form of self-medication, where individuals with an untreated mental illness like anxiety or depression have their symptoms... more

Drugs in the Workplace
CE Hours : 1 | Course Hours: 1

Workers who use alcohol and drugs on the job, or come to work while under the influence of either, pose significant risks to the safety, productivity, and profitability of a company. Companies that adopt and enforce a drug-free workplace policy and program can mitigate many of these risks and will have healthier, happier workers. Understanding the risks that alcohol and drugs have on the... more

DSM-5: Substance Use Disorders
CE Hours : 4 | Course Hours: 4

The DSM-5 chapter immediately following Disruptive, Impulse-Control, and Conduct Disorders is a very extensive chapter on Substance Related and Addictive Disorders. The substance-related and addictive disorders are in some respects very similar to the disruptive, impulse-control, and conduct disorders because, like the latter, they are characterized by a tendency to act impulsively without... more

HIPAA for Substance Abuse Providers
CE Hours : 1.5 | Course Hours: 1.5

This course presents information pertaining to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), particularly Titles I & II.  The course is for substance abuse care providers, a primary care-giver responsible for applying HIPAA rules many times each day.  In addition to a general discussion of HIPAA, the course contains case studies in three areas important to... more

Marijuana Use
CE Hours : 1 | Course Hours: 1

Known for creating feelings of euphoria, relaxation, as well as pain relief, marijuana has always been popular for both recreational and medical purposes. Marijuana is widely believed to be the most popular and accessible drug in the United States, with 48 percent of adults acknowledging that they tried it at least once. The legalization of recreational marijuana in Colorado and Washington, as... more

Methamphetamine Addiction EBP
CE Hours : 1 | Course Hours: 1

An estimated 13 million individuals in the U.S. have tried methamphetamines at least once in their lives, and there are an estimated 50 million users worldwide. Despite the frequent use of this drug, there are frightening side effects with methamphetamines. Also, the difficulties in treating methamphetamine addiction have been observed to create high instances of relapse. This overview of... more

Motivational Interviewing
CE Hours : 1 | Course Hours: 1

While Motivational Interviewing (MI) was originally developed to help substance abusers, it has been found to be helpful in several other ways. Not only when helping with mental health treatment but behavioral health and corporate settings as well. It is a client-centered counseling style and focuses on helping clients change behaviors. Training of Human Service personnel, counselors, and... more

Overprescribing in Substance Abuse and Elder Care
CE Hours : 1 | Course Hours: 1

Drug therapy is necessary for the treatment of many forms of mental illness and chronic pain. However, some medications can create serious health and social issues when they are overprescribed. Overprescribing or mis-prescribing medications is a particular concern in vulnerable populations such as older Americans and those with current or previous substance related disorders. This course will... more

Relapse Prevention
CE Hours : 1 | Course Hours: 1

Relapse after the successful completion of a substance abuse treatment program is often devastating to those who were in recovery as well as traumatic for their families. Unfortunately, relapse is common for individuals who complete substance abuse treatment. In fact, anywhere from 40 to 60% of those who complete a treatment program eventually relapse. While many substance abuse professionals... more

Stages of Change
CE Hours : 1.5 | Course Hours: 1.5

Behavioral health clinicians use the stages of change model to assess the willingness of clients to change maladaptive behaviors. This model is based on the understanding that change is a process and that individuals have to be willing to change in order to effectively engage in treatment.  Incorporating the stages of change model is important to determine the most effective treatment... more

Substance Related Disorders and Anxiety EBP
CE Hours : 1 | Course Hours: 1

Substance use is believed to be particularly high among individuals who suffer from anxiety disorders, which is attributed to a belief that drug and alcohol use reduces anxiety and tension. Furthermore, there is a belief that a reciprocal, causal relationship exists between anxiety and substance abuse over time due to the positive relationship between anxiety disorders and alcohol dependence.... more

Therapeutic Alliance
CE Hours : 1 | Course Hours: 1

Whether working with individuals or families, the therapeutic alliance is an essential aspect of treatment success and positive outcomes. Understanding how to form a positive, effective alliance with clients is an essential skill for all therapists as well as anyone working directly with clients. Building an alliance is a necessary step in any discipline involved in the direct mental health... more

Therapeutic Boundaries
CE Hours : 1.5 | Course Hours: 1.5

Therapeutic boundaries are created to establish limits and to define a safe, therapeutic bond between professionals and their patients. Boundaries keep clinical interventions and service provisions focused first on the client and their needs. The establishment of therapeutic boundaries is a primary reason the therapeutic relationship is able to develop and flourish. This course discusses how... more

Treatment Planning and Documentation
CE Hours : 1.5 | Course Hours: 1.5

Treatment plans are considered road maps for behavioral health care, including all interactions. The treatment plan is created through a collaborative effort between the client and professional, providing regular opportunities for the development of rapport. When the goals and objectives of treatment planning focus on the client's needs, treatment plans are considered to be an essential tool... more

Treatment Planning for Substance Abuse in Child Welfare
CE Hours : 1 | Course Hours: 1

An estimated 60% to 80% of families known to the child welfare systems have substance abuse problems, with parental substance abuse one of the most difficult presenting problems to treat successfully. Parental substance abuse is associated with higher rates of continued abuse, greater likelihood of out-of-home placement, longer stays in care, and higher rates of termination of parental rights... more