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CE Credit Hours: 1.00 Continuing Education Credit Hours
CE Course Description
Cocaine is a powerfully addictive stimulant drug, and according to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), cocaine use has remained relatively stable in recent years. This brief continuing education course, developed using information from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, provides an overview of the forms of cocaine, the scope of its use in the U.S., short and long-term effects, and treatment implications. Additionally, cutting-edge areas of science that are significantly advancing our understanding of cocaine addiction are discussed.
CE Course Objectives
1. Compare forms of cocaine, including their chemical make-up and methods of ingestion.
2. Assess the scope of cocaine use in the United States and identify patterns of use.
3. Explain brain changes that occur with cocaine exposure, list effects of short and long-term use, and identify innovative areas of science that are advancing awareness of cocaine addiction.
4. Describe research into pharmacological approaches to treat cocaine addiction.
5. Discuss three behavioral interventions that are showing positive results in people with cocaine use disorders.
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