Course Overview

This course consists of four (4) training modules designed to educate and inform individuals about substance use disorders. Upon completion of the course, a person will be able to identify all ten (10) classes of substances, symptoms of their use, intoxication and withdrawal. This course is meant to be a beginner-level course regarding substances, and contains no treatment modalities (those can be found in other sections of the MI Practices website).

Credits are currently pending for this course

Purpose of this Course

  1. To educate individuals working in In-Home programs to recognize, identify and assist individuals using and abusing substances.
  2. To aid in recognition of substance use disorders.
  3. To create an understanding of stigma related to individuals with a substance use disorder.
  4. To provide practitioners with resources for individuals with a substance use disorder.

Who should be taking this course

  • Individuals employed in or participating in:
  • Maternal Infant Health Programs
  • Nurse Family Partnerships
  • Infant Mental Health
  • In-Home Workers
  • Credit Hours: MCBAP-R (0.0) MCBAP-S (0.0) Mi-CEC (0.0)
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This course is unavailable for direct enrollment, please contact the Community Mental Health Association of Michigan.

Topics Covered

Module One: Introduction to Subtance Abuse Disorders

Module Two: Intoxication and Withdrawal

Module Three: Screening and Interviewing

Module Four: Stigma and Other Resources

Course Objectives

  1. Learn classes of substances
  2. Knowledge of what qualifies as a substance use disorder
  3. Recognize signs and symptoms of use, intoxication and withdrawal
  4. Knowledge of a screening and interviewing tool
  5. Types of stigma
  6. Available resources

What People Are Saying

I enjoyed the level of engagement and the pace at which information was presented. I was able to gauge my understanding in real time through the exercises within the module.

- Todd. B.