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Polysubstance Abuse: Part IV

Polysubstance Abuse: Part IV

Course author: Jassin M. Jouria, MD
Contact Hours: 4.0
Price: $11.96
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Price includes all materials and certificate of completion.

Target audience:
   Advanced Practice Registered Nurses, Registered Nurses,
   Licensed Practical Nurses, and Medical Assistants

Format: Homestudy
This course expires on: THIS COURSE EXPIRES IN 5 DAYS ON 11/2/2016.

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Course Description
Polysubstance abuse may be diagnosed when a person is dependent on three or more substances over a 12-month period. Unique challenges exist for individuals with polysubstance abuse, which include a higher degree of physical side effects from substances consumed and longer period of time of detoxification. A personalized detoxification treatment plan is needed for individuals diagnosed with polysubstance abuse according to their unique medical, psychiatric, and substance use history. Polysubstance Abuse Part IV highlights the potential variations in a patient’s recovery plan based upon the patient’s health history, treatment options and recovery outcomes.

Course Outline
  1. Introduction
  2. Identifying Stressors And Triggers
    1. Teaching management techniques
    2. Relapse management
    3. Building coping skills
  3. Cognitive Behavior Therapy
  4. Hospital Resources During Recovery
    1. Emergency department crisis team
    2. Psychiatric department
  5. Community Resources During Recovery
    1. Community crisis centers
    2. Homeless shelters
    3. Mental health outreach
    4. Community corrections
    5. Police and community together (PACT)
    6. Selp-help programs
    7. Alcoholics anonymous
    8. Narcotics anonymous
  6. Summary
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The author, planning committee, and reviewers have no financial or other conflicts of interest related to this course. There is no sponsorship or commercial support used for this course.

There is no "off label" usage of drugs or products discussed in this course.

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