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Training Title:
Substance Abuse and Infectious Diseases - Part 1

Clock Hours: 1

At the completion of this course, participants will be able to: • Identify risks of using injection drugs • Identify the contribution of substance abuse to risk factors for various infectious diseases • Identify recommended interventions that might contribute to a reduction in the transmission of these various infectious diseases

The purpose of this course is to provide readers with a brief overview of information about HIV, Hepatitis, Tuberculosis, Sexually Transmitted Diseases and their interaction with substance abuse, especially injection drug abuse. Using data collected from a range of national surveys, SAMHSA, NIDA and the World Health Organization (WHO) have produced brief summary reports on injection drug use and infectious disease, screening rates for infectious disease, HIV and drug use, hepatitis and drug use and sexually transmitted diseases. Information from a 2008 review of the literature on TB and drug abuse has been summarized and included. It becomes clear that drug treatment is a significant preventive tool in the fight against the spread of these infectious diseases, but still there are too many people who have latent or undiagnosed infections and/or are not receiving treatment or staying in treatment once they start. It is paramount that drug treatment providers begin to see themselves as part of the public health system in its efforts to effectively reduce the transmission of these infectious diseases – and, in doing so, become more committed to screening, testing, treating and retaining infected individuals in treatment for their substance abuse and for their infectious diseases – whether provided internally to their programs or externally by other providers. Keywords: Infections, infectious diseases, substance abuse, addiction, dependence, drug use, alcoholism, injection drug use, HIV, Hepatitis, HBV, HCV, HAV, TB, tuberculosis, STDs, sexually transmitted diseases, IV drug use, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, Genie Skypek

Approval Bodies

  • Association of Social Work Boards Approved Continuing Education (ACE)
  • CAADE - California Association for Alcohol/Drug Educators
  • California Association of DUI Treatment Programs (CADTP)
  • California Board of Registered Nursing
  • California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals (CCAPP)
  • Connecticut Certification Board, Inc.
  • Florida Board of Nursing
  • Florida Board of Psychology
  • Florida Dept. of Health (Board of Social Work, Marriage & Family, Mental Health Counseling)
  • Illinois Alcohol & Other Drug Abuse Professional Certification Association, Inc. 07/20-22 (J)
  • Illinois Alcohol & Other Drug Abuse Professional Certification Association, Inc. 2022-2024 -&- 2024-2026 (CK).
  • NAADAC, National Association for Addiction Professionals
  • National Board for Certified Counselors
  • Pennsylvania Certification Board
  • Professional Development

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