Substance Abuse
The goal of this course is to help nurses learn about substance abuse – the warning signs, criteria for diagnosis, behavior associated with drug abuse and much more - and to educate their patients regarding these issues.

Course Publication Date: April 23, 2018

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

Author:Anita Rothera-Delaney RN, BS
Course No:SA041218
Contact Hours:2.00
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

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Learning Objectives
  • 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.
  • 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.


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