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Principles of Drug Addiction Treatment in Criminal Court 2CE

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Course Description

This Course requires the Participant to read and understand the attached article pertaining to drug addiction treatment. Addiction is a chronic, relapsing brain disease that is characterized by compulsive drug seeking and use, irrespective of harmful consequences. This Course addresses drug addiction treatment, as well as the numerous problems experienced by individuals in need of such services.


In Principles of Drug Addiction Treatment: A Research-Based Guide, Participants will explore the fundamentals for effective drug addiction treatment. Additionally, Participants will consider several important questions frequently experienced by affected individuals. Also, Participants will learn about the types of drug addiction treatment in the United States, with a focus on the treatment of drug addicted individuals involved in the criminal justice system. Finally, Participants will conclude by reviewing examples of empirically supported pharmacotherapies, behavioral therapies and behavioral therapies utilized primarily for adolescents.


This course is intended to outline crucial information concerning the complexity of drug addiction treatment, as well as tackle many of the frequently asked questions regarding the subject matter for mental health professionals, social workers, substance abuse professionals, child welfare workers, healthcare professionals, psychologists, or certified addiction specialists.

Approved by the Following State Boards
  • Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Counseling, and Mental Health Counseling (CE Broker #50-23449)

  • Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (License #197.000302)

  • Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, and Marriage and Family Therapist Board (CE Broker #50-23449)

  • South Carolina Board of Examiners for Licensure of Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, Addiction Counselors, and Psycho-Educational Specialists (CE Broker #50-23449)

Learning Objectives
  • To be familiar with the principles of effective drug addiction treatment

  • To consider frequently asked questions many affected individuals have 

  • To understand drug addiction treatment in the United States

  • To identify the various types of programs and the unique situation of treating criminal justice-involved drug addicted individuals

  • To explore examples of evidence-based drug addiction pharmacotherapies, behavioral therapies, and behavioral therapies used primarily for adolescents


You will be expected to review all materials provided and pass the poset-test with a minimum of 70%, in order to receive your certificate of completion.  You will also be required to complete a course evaluation.  Once you have satisfactorily completed the post-test and submitted your evaluation, your certificate will be emailed to you.

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