Principals of Addiction and Treatment Introduction – Research Based Guide
This course is an introduction to drug addiction and treatment. The principles of effective addiction treatment are reviewed and explanations for commonly asked questions regarding addiction and treatment are reviewed. Drug addiction is a complex illness. It is characterized by intense and, at times, uncontrollable drug craving, along with compulsive drug seeking and use that persist even in the face of devastating consequences. This update of the National Institute on Drug Abuse’s Principles of Drug Addiction Treatment is intended to address addiction to a wide variety of drugs, including nicotine, alcohol, and illicit and prescription drugs. It is designed to serve as a resource for healthcare providers, family members, and other stakeholders trying to address the myriad problems faced by patients in need of treatment for drug abuse or addiction. This course is based upon material published by the National Institute on Drug Abuse.
This course is designed for peer support counselors, recovery residence administrators, substance abuse counselors, and paraprofessionals who want to work in substance abuse treatment. This course is appropriate for entry level and beginning practitioners.
Learning Objectives: This course will provide the practitioner with an overview and introduction to addiction and addictions treatment. Specifically, a professional will:
- Identify the principles of effective addiction treatment
- Describe the effectiveness of drug treatment
- Identify evidence based approaches to drug addiction treatment
Citation: NIDA (2012). Principles of Drug Addiction Treatment: A Research-Based Guide (Third Edition). Retrieved February 10, 2017, from https://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/principles-drug-addiction-treatment-research-based-guide-third-edition Reviewed by TM DiDona, PhD 2018 and found to be current. For a full list of current references, please Click Here
This Ce-Classes.com course is approved for CE credit by:
- This course is NOT available for NBCC credit.
- Staff Training
This course is Non Interactive .