Principles of Drug Addiction Treatment and Frequently Asked Questions (1 credit hour)

Program Summary:  This course outlines 13 principles of effective substance use treatment and discusses frequently asked questions.  The reading explores a variety of treatment issues including the components of drug abuse treatment, a comparison of relapse rates, and the unique needs of special populations.

This course is recommended for social workers, counselors, and therapists and is appropriate for beginning and intermediate levels of practice.

Reading: an excerpt form the NIDA’s Principles of Drug Addiction Treatment

Publisher:  National Institute on Drug Abuse; National Institutes of Health

Find the reading at:  http://www.freestatesocialwork.com/articles/PrinciplesOfDrugAddictionAndTreatment.pdf

Program Objectives:  To enhance professional practice, values, skills, and knowledge by identifying key issues related to drug addiction treatment.

Learning Objectives:  Describe the many components of drug abuse treatment.  Compare relapse rates between drug addiction and other chronic illnesses.  Describe unique needs of special populations.

Review our pre-reading study guide.

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1: Research indicates that most addicted individuals need at least ____________ in treatment in order to significantly reduce or stop their drug use.
 
 
 
 
2: Behavioral therapies for addiction treatment may include all of the following except?
 
 
 
 
3: Medically assisted detoxification
 
 
 
 
4: Sanctions or enticements from family, employment settings, and/or the criminal justice system
 
 
5: Which of the following is an example of a social cue that can trigger intense cravings?
 
 
 
 
6: Evidence -based approaches to drug treatment include all of the following except:
 
 
 
 
7: Treatments for prescriptions drug abuse tend to be similar to those for
 
 
 
 
8: Relapse rates for addiction are similar to those for
 
 
 
 
9: The average cost for one full year of methadone maintenance treatment is approximately $4,700 per patient.  One full year of imprisonment costs approximately _________.
 
 
 
 
10: For methadone maintenance, ___________ is considered the minimum length of treatment.
 
 
 
 
11: The 'treatment gap' refers to
 
 
 
 
12: It is estimated that about ___________ of State and Federal prisoners abuse or are addicted to drugs, but relatively few receive treatment while incarcerated.
 
 
 
 
13: Prenatal use of some drugs, including opioids, may cause withdrawal syndrome in newborns called
 
 
 
 
14: Which of the following does not describe the unique needs of adolescents with substance use disorders?
 
 
 
 
15: Compulsive drug use despite harmful consequences best describes
 
 
16: Research indicates that treating drug addiction and mental disorders ______________ is generally the best treatment approach for patients.
 
 
17: Which of the following does not describe treatment with buprenorphine and methadone?
 
 
 
 
18: Injection drug users who do not enter treatment are up to ____________ more likely to become infected with HIV than those who enter and remain in treatment.
 
 
 
 

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Free State Social Work, LLC, provider #1235, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Free State Social Work, LLC maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 9/6/2018 - 9/6/2021. Social Workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. Social Workers participating in this course will receive 1 continuing education clock hour.

Free State Social Work has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP NO. 6605. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Free State Social Work is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

G.M. Rydberg-Cox, MSW, LSCSW is the Continuing Education Director at Free State Social Work and responsible for the development of this course.  She received her Masters of Social Work in 1996 from the Jane Addams School of Social Work at the University of Illinois-Chicago and she has over 20 years of experience.  She has lived and worked as a social worker in Chicago, Boston, and Kansas City.  She currently practices in the area of hospital/medical social work.  The reading materials for this course were developed by another organization.