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Training Title:
Psychiatric Medications in Behavioral Healthcare: Module 3

Clock Hours: 1

After completing this course, participants should be able to: • Identify at least five medications used to treat substance abuse, substance withdrawal, and ADHD, including the therapeutic effects and the side effects associated with medications in each category. • Identify at least five anti-addiction and psychostimulant medications and the benefits of those medications. • Name the different medications for treating the addiction to, and withdrawal from, different drugs, such as alcohol, nicotine, or opiates. • Describe the “off-label” medications used to treat ADHD.

This course presents an overview of psychiatric medications used in the treatment of psychiatric disorders. These medications are also referred to as psychotropic medications. We will cover categories of medication, therapeutic effects, side effects, precautions, and some of the issues associated with adherence to medication treatment. Module 3 focuses on medications for substance abuse disorders including alcohol, nicotine, and drugs; ADHD; neurological disorders including Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s; sleeping problems such as narcolepsy, appetite stimulation for bulimia and anorexia nervosa; and sexually transmitted infections. Keywords: Psychiatric medication, medicine, drugs, substance abuse disorders, alcohol, tobacco, nicotine, heroin, opioids, ADHD, ADD, neurological disorders, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, sleeping problems, narcolepsy, appetite stimulation, bulimia, anorexia nervosa, sexually transmitted infections

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)
  • Florida Board of Nursing
  • Florida Board of Psychology
  • Florida Dept. of Health (Board of Social Work, Marriage & Family, Mental Health Counseling)
  • NAADAC, National Association for Addiction Professionals
  • National Board for Certified Counselors
  • Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board 2022
  • Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board 2023
  • Pennsylvania Certification Board
  • Professional Development

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