Course Description: This course is intended to describe the treatment principles and research findings that have particular relevance to the criminal justice community and to treatment professionals working with drug abusing offenders. It is divided into three main sections: (1) research findings on addicted offenders distilled into 13 essential principles, (2) a series of frequently asked questions (FAQs) about drug abuse treatment for those involved with the criminal justice system, and (3) a resource section that provides Web sites for additional information.
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): Bennett W. Fletcher, PhD, and Redonna K. Chandler, PhD
Content Publisher(s): National Institute on Drug Abuse
Course Author(s) Qualifications:
Dr. Fletcher is Senior Research Psychologist, Services Research Branch Division of Epidemiology, Services and Prevention Research for National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Institutes of Health.
Dr. Chandler is Chief of Services Research Branch Division of Epidemiology, Services and Prevention Research for National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Institutes of Health.
Course Level: Beginning/Introductory, Intermediate, Advanced
CEmobile, LLC, #1558, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, 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.