Facing Addiction in America: Chapter 1 - Introduction and Overview of the Report

The Surgeon’s Report on Alcohol, Drugs and Health

About the Course:

Substance misuse is one of the critical public health problems of our time. The most recent data on substance use, misuse, and substance use disorders reveal that the problem is deepening and the consequences are becoming more deadly than ever. This chapter offers a comprehensive overview of substance abuse, its causes, contributing factors, use and misuse, diagnosis, treatment, and policy.

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US Department of Health and Human Services
Office of the Surgeon General
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

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Clinicians and medical providers would benefit from this course. This course is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Identify the widespread use and misuse of alcohol, illicit and prescribed drugs.

  2. Identify risk factors to substance misuse.

  3. Acknowledge costs and impact, treatment and related policy considerations of substance misuse.

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Course Number: 102381
Credit Hours: 2cr
Exam Fee: $13.94
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