Psychologists, Social Workers, Counselors, MFTs

Facing Addiction: Alcohol, Drugs, and Health


Course Description: This courses reviews what we know about substance misuse and how professionals can use that knowledge to address substance misuse and related consequences.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Describe the three main circuits in the brain involved in addiction
    • Describe a range of programs focused on preventing substance misuse
    • Describe the clinical activities that are used to identify people who have a substance use disorder and engage them in treatment
    • Explain why integrating general health care and substance use services can result in better outcomes and describes policies and activities underway to achieve that goal

    Course Components:

    • Online text (included)
    • Multiple choice online exam (included)
    • Electronic certificate of completion (free)

    Course Credit(s): 1 CE Credit or Hour

    Course Format: Online Text (format of this course is noninteractive)

    Course Schedule: Self-paced

    Course Author(s): Felipe González Castro, PhD, MSW

    Content Publisher(s): Office of the Surgeon General

    Course Author(s) Qualifications:

    Dr. Castro is Professor and Southwest Borderlands Scholar, Arizona State University, College of Nursing and Health Innovation.

    Course Level: Beginning/Introductory, Intermediate

    CEmobile, LLC, #1558, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. CEmobile, LLC maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 5/2/2018-5/2/2021. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits.
    Social workers participating in this course will receive 1 clinical continuing education clock hours.

    American Psychological Association
    CEmobile, LLC is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. CEmobile, LLC maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

    New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work
    CEmobile, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0454.
    The Education Law and Commissioner’s Regulations allow a LMSW or LCSW to complete no more than one-third of the required hours as self-study in each registration period. This would translate to a limit of 12 hours for a typical 36-month registration period.
    A New York State LMSW or LCSW is responsible for complying with New York laws, rules and regulations.

    National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC)
    CEmobile, LLC has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6879. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. CEmobile, LLC is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

    The following are California BBS-recognized approval agencies:
    Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB)
    National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC)
    American Psychological Association (APA)

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