Principles of Drug Addiction Treatment in Criminal Court 2 NBCC Hours
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Principles of Drug Addiction Treatment: A Research-Based Guide. National Institute on Drug Abuse, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, NIH Publication No. 12-4180 (Printed October 1999)(Reprinted July 2000; February 2008)(Revised April; December 2012).
The subject matter in this course is "directly and primarily related to" the NBCC Content Areas, Counselor Professional Identity and Practice Issues and Wellness and Prevention, which have been specified by the NBCC Continuing Education Provider Policy as acceptable content to qualify for NBCC continuing education credit. This course is available for ACEP home study and offers 2 NBCC Hours.
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.
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