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Substance Use Disorders

Explore substance use behaviors and options for treatment


Understanding what drives someone to continue using substances will help address barriers to seeking help and successfully complete treatment. This class uncovers the nature of addiction and why treatment can be so difficult. The American Society of Addiction Medicine continuum is used as a framework for understanding how addiction professionals assess the person’s motivation to change, their situation, and their options for treatment.

Learning Objectives

  • Review common substances, effects, and recent trends  

  • Explore internal and external drivers of substance use behaviors

  • Examine barriers to treatment including barriers for people providing treatment

  • Identify treatment options and levels of care available

Board Accreditation

MN Board of Social Work

1.5 CEUs (CEP-275)