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Substance Abuse: Alcoholism & Chemical Dependencies
Substance Abuse: Alcoholism & Chemical Dependencies

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Psychologist CEs, Counselor CEUs, Social Worker CEUs, MFT CEUs


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§1810. (a) The instruction and training in alcoholism and other chemical substance dependency required by Sections 4980.41, 4980.80, 4980.90, 4996.2, 4996.17, and 4999.32 of the Code shall consist of not less than fifteen hours of classroom training or coursework and shall include each of the following areas:
     (1) The definition of alcoholism and other chemical dependency, and the evaluation of the abuser.

1. What is Alcohol Dependence/Alcoholism defined by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders?
2. What are the six widely used structured assessment instruments?

     (2) Medical aspects of alcoholism and other chemical dependency.
3. What is Tolerance to a Drug?

     (3) Current theories of the etiology of substance abuse.
4. Over the past century, many theories have been proposed to describe the etiology of drug abuse. These Theories are categorized in what three main subgroups?

     (4) The role of persons and systems that support or compound the abuse.
5. What is the first step to getting better from alcohol problems?

     (5) Major treatment approaches to alcoholism and chemical dependency.
6. What term is generally used to describe a common reaction of people with substance use disorders who, when confronted with the existence of those disorders, deny that they have a substance abuse problem?

     (6) Legal aspects of substance abuse.
7. Alcohol and drug counselors providing vocational rehabilitation (VR) services directly or through referral need to be aware of legal and ethical issues in what three areas?

     (7) Knowledge of certain populations at risk with regard to substance abuse.
8. What is the term that Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) uses to examine features of families based on specific, common groupings that influence the process of therapy?

     (8) Community resources offering assessment, treatment and follow-up for the abuser and family.
9. The traditional referral system from substance abuse treatment programs to outside agencies can create obstacles to effective collaboration. What are the four barriers to effective collaboration?

     (9) The process of referring affected persons.
10. What are the following circumstances should prompt a diagnostic referral?

     (10) Education concerning and prevention of substance abuse.
11. How can the community develop a plan for research-based prevention?

§29. (b) Prior to the adoption of any regulations imposing continuing education relating to alcohol and other chemical dependency, the boards are urged to consider coursework to include, but not necessarily be limited to, the following topics:
     (1) Historical and contemporary perspectives on alcohol and other drug abuse.

12. The personal characteristics of those particularly liable to use drugs have been obtained by comparing using with nonusing adolescents in the same schools. What is the one of the characteristics looked at from time to time?

     (2) Extent of the alcohol and drug abuse epidemic and its effects on the individual, family, and community.
13. What are the two consequences of an adult who abuses substances and lives alone or with a partner?

     (3) Recognizing the symptoms of alcoholism and drug addiction.
14. What is used in determining if an employee may be under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol that would warrant the employee to be tested?

     (4) Making appropriate interpretations, interventions, and referrals.
15. Who can conduct a brief intervention?

     (5) Recognizing and intervening with affected family members.
16. What are three steps required for the "Build Up Your Courage Muscles" exercise?

     (6) Learning about current programs of recovery, such as 12 step programs, and how therapists can effectively utilize these programs.
17. Social workers and other behavioral health professionals are likely to encounter individuals with substance use disorders in a variety of practice settings outside of specialty treatment. What is the goal of Social workers and other behavioral health professionals?


A. Addiction Severity Index (ASI); Composite International Diagnostic Interview (CIDI); Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-IV (SCID); Alcohol Use Disorders and Associated Disabilities Interview Schedule (AUDADIS); Psychiatric Research Interview for Substance and Mental Disorders (PRISM); and Semi-Structured Assessment for Drug Dependence and Alcoholism (SSADDA).
B. Physical cravings and withdrawal symptoms, frequent consumption of alcohol in larger amounts that intended over longer periods, and a need for markedly increased amounts of alcohol to achieve intoxication.
C. Social, Psychological, and Biological Subgroups.
D. Need to increase the dose in order to obtain the same effect. Intimately connected with, but not equivalent to physical dependence.
E. Denial.
F. Understanding the available treatment options — from behavioral therapies and medications to mutual-support groups.
G. Specific Populations
H. Discrimination against recovering individuals, welfare reform, and confidentiality.
I. When prenatal alcohol exposure is known, a child should be referred for full FAS evaluation when substantial prenatal alcohol use has been confirmed; and When information regarding prenatal alcohol exposure is unknown, a child should be referred for full FAS evaluation for any one of the following: any report of concern by a parent or caregiver that a child has or might have FAS; presence of all three facial features; presence of one or more of these facial features, with growth deficits in height, weight, or both; presence of one or more facial features, with one or more CNS abnormalities; or presence of one or more facial features, with growth deficits and one or more CNS abnormalities.
J. Examples of obstacles are designation of which agency has major responsibility for a client, structural barriers driven by funding sources (e.g., payment to only one treatment agency), difficult-to-treat clients, and differing staff credentials.
K.The IQ of drug users tends to be good to superior, quite different from that reported for the typical delinquent, whose IQ is slightly below normal. Despite their good IQs, prospective drug users tend to be underachievers in school. They report a lack of motivation to do well at school; they are not particularly interested in going on to college; and they generally don’t like school very much.
L. Identifies the specific drugs and other child and adolescent problems in a community; Builds on existing resources (e.g., current drug abuse prevention programs); Develops short-term goals relevant to implementation of research-based prevention programs; Projects long-term objectives so that plans and resources are available for the future; and Incorporates ongoing assessments to evaluate the effectiveness of prevention strategies.
M. Signs and symptoms of drugs and alcohol.
N. Economic and Psychological. Money may be spent for drug use; the partner who is not using substances often assumes the provider role. Psychological consequences may include denial or protection of the person with the substance abuse problem, chronic anger, stress, anxiety, hopelessness, inappropriate sexual behavior, neglected health, shame, stigma, and isolation.
O. To familiarize social workers and other behavioral health professionals with 12-Step approaches so that they are better able to make informed referrals that match clients to mutual support groups that best meet the individual’s needs and maximize the likelihood of engagement and positive outcomes.
P. A licensed provider or an ancillary provider working under the general supervision of the licensed provider: Physicians; Physician’s Assistant; Nurse Practitioners; Licensed Psychologist;and Licensed Clinical Social Worker.
Q. Support, a history of success, and a courage talisman.

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