Course Overview

Treatment planning for adults with complex mental health, substance use, and physical health needs involved understanding stages of change and system navigation.  Collaborating with these individuals on their wellness and recovery planning requires motivational approaches and often interventions that are more effective for early stage readiness.  The prevalence of cannabis and opioid use makes these cases even more demanding to navigate.  Add to this, the opioid crisis in the U.S. Since 1999, sales of opioids in the U.S. have quadrupled. From 1999-2015, more than 180,000 people died from overdoses related to prescription opioids. It is now the #1 cause of accidental death for people under 50.  Michigan is one of 31 states with laws allowing medicinal or recreational marijuana use.  Opioids and cannabis have become our new legal drugs.

  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Credit Hours: MCBAP-R (0.0) MCBAP-S (0.0) Mi-CEC (0.0) Nursing (0.0)
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Topics Covered

  • Theories and concepts of human behavior in the social environment.
  • Social work practice, knowledge and skills.
  • Social work research, program evaluation, or practice evaluation.
  • Social work agency management or administration.
  • Pain/Pain symptom management, including but not limited to, behavior management, psychology of pain, behavior modification and stress management

Course Objectives

  1. Be able to assess risk for opioid and cannabis use disorders with clients
  2. Be aware of the trends related to prescription and illegal opioid use and the risks of overdose death
  3. You will be able to explain scheduled medications and the role of cannabis and opioids as therapeutics as well as substances of abuse.
  4. Understand staging and stages of change, as well as how to use staging tools with clients and treatment teams to decide on appropriate interventions in dealing with cannabis and opioid use issues

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I found this to be incredibly relevant and valuable to my work. Excellent!

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