What is Substance Abuse?
The goal of this course is to help healthcare professionals understand the basics of substance abuse and educate their patients regarding these issues.

Course Publication Date: July 24, 2012

This course is available with NO ADDITIONAL FEE if you have an active one year unlimited membership!

Author:Anita Rothera RNC, BS, CDE
Course No:SA030112
Contact Hours:3.00
Delivery Method:Online Self Study
Category:Community & Home Health
Critical Care Medicine
Emergency & Trauma Medicine
Leadership & Case Management
Medical & Surgical Issues
Pediatric Medicine
Psychiatric & Mental Health
Substance Abuse

NOTE: The course expired on 12/31/2014.

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Learning Objectives
  • Discuss behavior associated with drug abuse and the spread of HIV infection in the U.S.
  • Describe how and why children with ADHD are at high risk for drug abuse.
  • Name a variety of drugs (legal and illegal) teenagers might abuse.
  • Discuss warning signs of teen substance abuse.
  • Describe criteria for substance dependence diagnosis.
  • List two primary contributors for the increase in costs to society of drug abuse.


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