Substance Use Disorder
This course is designed to help nurses and other healthcare professionals understand the impact of substance use disorder including how this disease affects specific populations. Risk factors, the physiological impact, and diagnosis will be discussed. Treatment options are also discussed to give a general overview of this disorder that touches all corners of society.

Course Publication Date: May 16, 2024

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

Author:Susan Hausle MSN, RN, CHPN
Course No:SUBABUSE-23
Contact Hours:2.00
Delivery Method:Online Self Study
Category:Psychiatric & Mental Health
Community & Home Health
Critical Care Medicine
Emergency & Trauma Medicine
Leadership & Case Management
Medical & Surgical Issues
Pediatric Medicine
Substance Abuse
Learning Objectives
  • Identify three risk factors for substance use

  • Recall five symptoms of substance use disorder

  • Recall five warning signs of teenage substance use

  • Recall the economic burden of substance use on the United States

  • List four phrases to lessen the stigma of substance use

  • List three medications currently used for the treatment of substance use disorder


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