Addictions: Disease, Diagnosis, and Treatment (NA1702)

Author(s): Patsy Barnes, RN, BA

Pre-Approved for: ACM, CA BRN, CCAPP, CCM, CDMS, CE Broker Provider, CLCP, CNLCP, COHN/COHN-S, COPS-KT, CRCC, CRRN, CVE, CVRP, Delaware BON, FCB, MCBAP-Specific , MSCC, NAADAC, RNs, VRA-Canada

Credit Hours: 7

CCM Credit Hours: 4.5

CDMS Credit Hours: 4.5

Course Format

This course is online. All course material is available online and is accessible immediately after purchase from your account homepage. Certificate of Completion is available immediately upon passing the exam.

Course Overview

This course presents an overview of addiction. We present the entire disease process, from diagnosis to treatment options. We will examine the various traditional and complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) treatments that exist for addiction. We will highlight different types of addiction including substance abuse (prescription and illicit drugs) and behavioral addiction. We will also explore addiction amongst several different populations.

Course Objectives

  1. Describe the disease process of addiction and identify the characteristics of an addictive personality.

  2. Explain the changes found in DSM-5 around the criteria of addiction, including behavioral addiction.

  3. Discuss the difficulty of substance abuse and the recent opioid crisis.

  4. List treatment options for substance addictions, including complementary and alternative medicine.

  5. Compare and contrast substance addiction and behavioral addiction.

  6. Identify the characteristics of those addicted to power and adrenalin and how those addictions can be both beneficial and burdensome.

Course Outline

  1. What is addiction?

  2. DSM-5 changes to criteria for addiction

  3. Types of addiction

  4. Addiction Treatment

  5. Dual diagnosis and addiction

  6. Conclusion

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Customer Testimonial

I enjoyed this course. The information provided was clear and easy to understand while still maintaining a professional level.
Rosemarie F.