This 4-hour session which provides instruction to staff who work with substance using and abusing clients. The program is in 2 parts with Part-1 examining the pharmacology of substances and alcohol and how they affect humans. Part-2 then take a look at evidence-based methods practitioners must apply to achieve desired outcomes. The program also looks at co-occurring disorders and how they serve to further complicate work with clients.
The use of Evidence-based approaches in the prevention and treatment of substance use and abuse is supported by the Federal Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration as well as the National Institute of Drug Abuse. A great deal of research provides clear evidence to support the efficacy of using evidence-based practices over more intuitive approaches.
The program is presented by a member of the 2003 SAMHSA Policy Academy for Co-occurring Disorders and covers the basic approaches for substance abuse prevention and treatment including the use of evidence-based practices and support groups to enhance the skills and knowledge of practitioners in the field.
At the end of this training participants will, among other things, be able to;