Substance Abuse > Chapter 1 - Introduction

Substance Abuse

Presented by
Lance J. Parks, LCSW
7 CE Credits/Contact Hours
Price: $35


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CALIFORNIA: This program meets the requirements for the California Board of Behavioral Sciences for 20 hours of CE Credit

TEXAS: This course meets the criteria for acceptable continuing education as defined by the Texas State Boards of Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists and Social Workers for 20 hours of CE Credit.

This program is approved for 20 continuing education credits/contact hours by:

  • The California Board of Registered Nursing # CEP 14462
  • The National Board for Certified Counselors # 6412
  • The Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling #50-14000
  • The California Associations of Alcohol and Drug Educators (CAADE) #CP40 977 H 0425
  • The California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals: CCAPP-IE Provider # 1N-16-256-0824

It is the responsibility of the participant to check with their board regarding specific CE requirements.


CE Course Description

The purpose of this course is to provide education for the healthcare professional to assess and treat substance abuse. In addition, this course will address the trends in adolescent substance abuse, which often serves as a precursor to adult substance abuse. The course also helps familiarize the professional with the current trends of substance abuse, what drugs are currently in more popular use and by what population.How these substances are ingested, their effects, and propensity to be addictive will also be addressed.

This course is an online, non-interactive, reading based, self-paced, and asynchronous course.

If you have questions about the course, require accessibility accommodations or need assistance, please email [email protected] or call (909) 628-4216.

CE Learning Objectives

At the end of the course, the participant will be able to:
  • Recognize the ways in which male gender roles influence men's psychosocial adaptation, substance use/abuse, and help-seeking behaviors.
  • Identify areas of screening and assessment of substance use disorders.
  • Define three parts of a comprehensive screening and assessment process.
  • Explain the treatment issues for Men.
  • Define co-occurring Physical health problems, behavioral and mental disorder in men from different age groups, diverse culture and geographic groups.
  • Define men's treatment needs in the context of different modalities and settings and strategies.

CE Course Outline

Target Audiences:  A Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists, Professional Counselors and Nurses
Content level: A Intermediate

  • Chapter 1: Creating the Context
    • Introduction

  • Chapter 2: Screening and Assessment
    • Introduction
    • Screening and Assessment of Men.
    • Comprehensive Screening and Assessment

  • Chapter 3: Treatment Issues for Men
    • Introduction
    • Treating Men for Substance Abuse: General Considerations
    • Counselors’ Gender: Some Considerations
    • Counseling Men Who Have Difficulty Accessing or Expressing Emotions
    • Counseling Men Who Feel Excessive Shame
    • Counseling Men With Histories of Violence
    • Counseling Men About Sexual Issues
    • Family Issues.
    • Spirituality and Religion

  • Chapter 4: Working With Specific Populations of Men in Behavioral Health Settings
    • Introduction
    • Men With Co-Occurring Disorders
    • Men With Physical Health Problems
    • Men From Different Age Groups
    • Gay and Bisexual Men
    • Men With Employment or Career-Related Issues
    • Men With Systems-Related Needs
    • Men From Diverse Cultural and Geographic Groups
    • Conclusion

  • Chapter 5: Treatment Modalities and Settings
    • Introduction
    • Detoxification
    • Treatment Modalities
    • Treatment Strategies
    • Treatment Settings
    • Mutual-Help Groups
    • Community Influences
    • Helping Men Live With the Residual Effects of Substance Abuse

Course Development

Course topics are chosen based on various board requirements and professionals needs. Licensed professionals oversee, compile and develop course materials, posttest, and other course materials, determine the level of difficulty, and ensure course content is appropriate. The course developer bio is available here.

Course Updated February 2020

Substance Abuse > Chapter 1 - Introduction
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