Substance Use Disorder (15 CE)

Substance Use Disorder

15 Hours

No Book Needed, Online Text

Unlimited Test Retakes

Sponsor Approval: Please visit our provider approval page for a list of national and state sponsored approvals.

Course delivery method and format: self-paced online training.

Course Requirements:

1. Course Reading,

2. Online PostTest

3. Course Evaluation.

After successfully completing the Course Reading, PostTest and Evaluation a certificate of completion will be issued online.

Course Level: Intermediate

Course Description: Substance Use Disorder (SUD) is a complex condition that affects millions of individuals worldwide. This online continuing education course is designed to provide mental health professionals with a comprehensive understanding of SUD, including its causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and evidence-based treatment approaches. Through a combination of interactive modules, case studies, and resources, participants will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively assess, intervene, and support clients struggling with SUD.

Course Objectives:

  1. Define Substance Use Disorder (SUD) and distinguish between various types of substances.
  2. Identify risk factors and underlying causes contributing to the development of SUD.
  3. Recognize the signs and symptoms of SUD across different populations and demographics.
  4. Understand the diagnostic criteria for SUD as outlined in the DSM-5.
  5. Explore the neurobiology of addiction and its impact on behavior and decision-making.
  6. Learn about evidence-based screening tools and assessment techniques for SUD.
  7. Discuss the role of co-occurring disorders and their implications for treatment planning.
  8. Review pharmacological and psychosocial interventions for managing SUD.