Continuing Education Modules
Modules 1-5 - Gender Responsive Treatment
This webinar describes the nature and dimensions of opiod use disorders and their treatment with medication, including basic principles of MAT and other evidence-based best practices.
This webinar addresses how substance use disorders are categorized in the fifth edition of The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5).
This webinar will discuss scientific research that currently addresses addiction as a medical disorder that affects the brain and changes behavior.
Module 9 - Substance Abuse & Trauma
This webinar addresses the many substance abusers that experience trauma during their lifetimes and how trauma can significantly affect how an individual engages in major life areas as well as treatment.
This webinar will focus on the substance abuse counselor's ability to recognize and adapt to cultural factors presented by the patient.
This webinar is designed to review and enhance the basic competencies needed for effective substance use disorder treatment counselors.
This webinar discusses medication assisted treatment program's encouragement of patients to participate in community self-help programs, primarily a 12-step model program, following treatment and how it can be confusing for the newly recovering person.
The initial decision to take drugs is generally voluntary. However, with continued use, a person’s ability to exert self-control can become seriously impaired. Brain imaging studies from people addicted to drugs show physical changes in areas of the brain that are critical for judgment, decision-making, learning, memory, and behavior control. Scientists believe that these changes alter the way the brain works and may help explain the compulsive and destructive behaviors of a person who becomes addicted.