About Substance Abuse
The goal of this course is to help nurses learn about behavior associated with drug abuse – the warning signs, criteria for diagnosis, and much more about substance abuse.

Course Publication Date: May 07, 2020

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:SA042220
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
  • 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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