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Substance Use Disorders: Basics for Screening and Referral to Treatment Services

This interactive course will inform on substance use disorders, as defined and diagnosed by the DSM-5, (Diagnostic Statistical Manual, 5th Edition). Content will provide a focus on alcohol and opioids, cognitive impairments and consequent substance related behavior. With various factors potentially impacting communities in need, universal screening is recommended and may warrant referrals to an appropriate resource for further assessment. This content will discuss how substances impact the brain and how substance use changes neurological processes that can affect provider/client interactions. and require targeted approaches. Content will also review considerations for facilitating an evidence based, substance use screen within a culturally and trauma informed framework, and essential components of an effective referral. 

Credits: This training meets the requirements for 1.5 renewal hours (CASAC, CPP, CPS) and 1.5 initial hours (CPP, CPS) through New York State‚Äôs Office of Addiction Services and Supports (NYS OASAS). Participants must attend the session IN ITS ENTIRETY to receive a certificate of completion. 

Starts: Nov. 13, 2020 11:00 am
Ends: Nov. 13, 2020 12:30 pm
Registration Deadline
November 13, 2020
Event Type
Webinar/Virtual Training
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