Patterns of Abuse and Treatment *NEW

Patterns of Abuse and Treatment

15 Hours

You will learn concepts of prevention by a review of its history, methods and current challenges. Patterns of drug use will be examined starting from the effects of drugs on babies in the womb, to youth and adolescent use, to adult work place and military use, and finally to use and abuse patterns of the elderly.

This course is one of four courses based on the book Uppers, Downers & All Arounders, 8th Ed.  The text for this course provides an in depth look at psychoactive drugs, their classification, history of use and neurochemical and physiological impact on the human body. It explains at the cellular level how individuals become addicted to psychoactive drugs and compulsive behaviors, as well as how individuals may be predisposed to addiction because of their genetic makeup. Included is a history of how various drugs came to be used, and how governments, ruling classes and industry have sought to both benefit from, and regulate drug use among the populace.


  1. Learn prevention concepts and methods as they have developed through history.
  2. Review patterns of use in our current society.
  3. Understand the principles and goals of effective treatment.
  4. Review treatment on a continuum from detoxification to outcomes and follow up.
  5. Review drug specific treatment and treatment for specific populations.

Certification Areas and Continuing Education: 15 Hours Total
Treatment Knowledge / Treatment Planning

REQUIRED MATERIALS: Inaba, D. & Cohen, W. (2014). Uppers, Downers and All Arounders, 8th Ed. Medford, OR: CNS Productions, Inc.

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Link to Purchase Digital Version: CNS Productions e-book(Discount Code NETINSTITUTE5)

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