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Evidence-Based Practices to Prevent Substance Misuse Among Young Adults

Course #: 06-1116

Price: $18.00

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CE Credit Hours: 3.00 Continuing Education Credit Hours

Alcohol and Drug Counselors IAODAPCA: ICB Credit for Counselor I or II, Preventionist I or II, CARS I or II, CODP I or II, PCGC II, CCJP II, CAAP I, CRSS I or II, CPRS I or II, MAATP I or II, NCRS II, CFPP II, CVSS II

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CEU Course Description

Young adults are at an increased risk of substance misuse as they are engaged in exploring their identities, experiencing increased independence, choices, and possibilities, and as they face changes in residence, employment, education, and relationships.  The purpose of this intermediate continuing education course, developed using information from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), is to provide an overview of the magnitude and risk factors of substance misuse during young adulthood and to offer current evidence of effective programs and practices to prevent substance misuse by young adults.  In addition, examples of programs that use evidence-based practices for preventing substance misuse in young adults are presented as well as practical information to consider when selecting, implementing, monitoring, and improving these programs and practices.

CEU Course Objectives

  1. Provide an overview of the magnitude of substance misuse during young adulthood, factors that contribute to increased risk, and considerations for specific population groups.
  2. Identify youth perceptions of substance misuse and how substance use and mental health conditions in young people are connected.
  3. Review current evidence of effectiveness of programs and practices to prevent substance misuse by young adults.
  4. Evaluate specific programs that use evidence-based practices for preventing substance misuse by young people.
  5. Summarize practical information to consider when selecting and implementing programs and practices.
  6. Outline guidance and resources for implementing evidence-based programs and practices, monitoring outcomes, and improving quality.

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Course Date: 2020-03-02

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