Addiction to drugs and alcohol effects millions of people. Addiction was and sometimes still is seen as a moral failing or lack of willpower. In truth, addiction is a disease which is chronic, progressive and often leads to harmful and often devastating consequences. There are a number of factors that may increase any person's risk for addiction. Health care professionals may be at increased risk for a number of reasons including accessibility to narcotics. The American Nurses' Association estimates that one in ten nurses abuse alcohol or drugs. Doctors and nurses account for one of the highest rates of addiction in the workforce. According to USA Today, "Across the country, more than 100,000 doctors, nurses, technicians and other health professionals struggle with abuse or addiction, mostly involving narcotics such as Oxycodone and Fentanyl. "
During this three hour, presentation participants will gain knowledge and increased understanding about the nature and scope of addiction. We will look at factors which contribute to the cycle of addiction and the physical and emotional impact of addiction. Participants will gain knowledge about the types of treatment and interventions which play a critical role in supporting an individual's ability to begin and maintain recovery from addiction.
|Contact Hours: 3|
Video Course Format: Video
|Instructional Level: Beginner||BOC Level of Difficulty: Essential|
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- Defining factors of substance dependence and addiction
- Cycle of addiction
- Factors that influence risk for addiction
- Behavioral observations of addiction
- Historical and present understanding about what addiction is and is not
- Accessibility and risk factors for healthcare professionals
- Alcohol use and difference based on gender
- Signs, symptoms and effects of alcohol, marijuana, cocaine, opioid, heroin and stimulant use
- Factors contributing to high rates of opioid addiction
- Treatment interventions including medically assisted treatment, cognitive-behavioral treatment, community resources, digital therapeutics
- Process of change and recovery maintenance
Course Goals & Objectives:
This course is intended to instruct the professional on the cycle of abuse and recognize patterns of behavior which may indicate substance abuse.
- Identify substance dependence and addiction.
- List stages in the cycle of addiction.
- Identify specific risk factors for healthcare professionals.
- List the signs, symptoms and effects of alcohol, marijuana, cocaine, opiate, heroin and stimulant use.
- List the factors contributing to the high rates associated with opiate addiction.
- Identify treatment interventions and how they may be used in combination with one another to treat addiction.
- Identify the three critical factors which contribute to resilience and recovery maintenance
"Seminar-On-Demand" course are streamed on your web browser if the online version if purchased. Our SODs are optimized for the most current versions of Safari, Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox. A current version of Adobe Flashplayer is also required when viewing on a desktop or laptop computer. All SOD courses are mobile ready.
Contact Hours: 3 contact hours in length (check your state’s approval status in the state specific course catalog for your profession).
Target Audience: Physical Therapist, Physical Therapist Assistant, Occupational Therapist, Occupational Therapist Assistant, Speech Language Pathologist, Certified Athletic Trainer, Massage Therapist, Nurses, Nursing Home Administrator, Respiratory Therapist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Registered Dietician
Instructional Level: Beginner
Criteria for Completion: Criteria for Completion: A score of 70% or more is considered passing. Scores of less than 70% indicate a failure to understand the material and the test will need to be taken again until a passing score has been achieved
This course is offered for 0.30 ASHA CEUs (Introductory level, Related area).
Financial – Amy Burzinski is employed by BELLEFAIRE AGENCY and receives a salary. She receives payment from HomeCEU for the presentation of this course.
Nonfinancial - no relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.
Content Disclosure: This course does not focus solely on any specific product or service
Cancellation Policy: For activity cancellation, returns, or complaint resolution, please contact Anne Osborn by email Anne@HomeCEU or by phone at 1.800.55.4CEUS (2387). We have a 100% satisfaction guarantee. Refunds will be issued for courses that have not been completed (exam not taken), or for any course that has been rejected by your board of approval. Webinar attendance must be canceled 24 hours before the scheduled start time.