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ID 964 Van Nuys CEU - ARF GH RCFE STRTP
Sunday, January 13, 430PM-630PM

Creative Minds, 6045 Woodman Ave, Van Nuys, CA, 91401 (map)

Opioid and Prescription Drug Abuse    2 hours
Approvals:
ARF098-0204-31216
RCFE098-0207-31220
GH098-0207-31217
STRTP098-0207-31234
This two (2) hour course is designed to meet the requirements of continued education units toward recertification of workers in care facility settings. This course will provide a comprehensive overview of the scope of the problem of Opioid and Prescription Drug Abuse. The course will cover misuse, recovery, and harm reduction, identify commonly abused prescription drugs, methods of attaining and using the substances, and discuss high profile cases. The course will facilitate discussion on special populations (including youth, developmentally disabled, and communities of color) and encourage participant contributions of experience with the topics. Upon conclusion the participants will have a better working understanding of the topics, accessing resources, and their application and/or integration into their professional work. Course Objective:
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
1. Overview prevalence, demographics and vulnerable populations
2. Define terminology and criteria associated with misuse, recovery, and harm reduction
3. Identify commonly abused prescription drugs and their methods of use
4. Examine typical outcomes of prescription medication misuse
5. Discuss high profile and celebrity cases of prescription drug use
6. Explore efforts to made to increase public awareness, reduce stigma, and diminish health disparities


$25.002 hours Credit

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