Archive for April, 2018


Medication for the Treatment of Alcohol Use Disorder (2 credit hours)

Program Summary:  This course explores alcohol use disorder and the medications approved for treating alcohol use disorder including Disulfiram, Naltrexone, and Acamprosate.  Medication assisted treatment can be an effective element of treatment for moderate or severe alcohol use disorder and this course explores screening and assessment, developing a treatment plan, medication-assisted treatment, safety, efficacy, and progress.

This course is recommended for social workers, counselors, and therapists and is appropriate for beginning and intermediate levels of practice. Read the complete description of this course…..


Research Report Series: Marijuana (1 credit hour)

Program Summary:  This course explores marijuana use and its affects on the brain and the body.  Acute, persistent, and long-term consequences are discussed, along with available treatments.

This course is recommended for social workers, counselors, and therapists and is appropriate for beginning and intermediate levels of practice. Read the complete description of this course…..


Medications for Opioid Use Disorder- Partnering Addiction Treatment Counselors with Clients and Healthcare Professionals (2 credit hours)

Program Summary:  This course consists of Part 4 of SAMHSA’s TIP 63:  Medications for Opioid Use Disorder Partnering Addiction Treatment Counselors with Clients and Healthcare Professionals.  The course offers guidance for counselors who work with OUD, OUD medications, and recovery oriented treatment.  The course examines the neurobiology of OUD, FDA-approved medications, and the role of counseling.  Treatment with methadone, buprenorphine, and naltrexone is discussed along with benefits, common misconceptions, and concerns.  The course includes guidance for pregnant women and guidance for working with mutual help groups.

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