Understanding Substance Use Disorders
University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Nursing and Health Studies’ Collaborative for Excellence in Behavioral Health Research and Practice, 2018
This 2-hour, self-paced course provides a science-based introduction to substance use, substance use disorders (SUDs), and SUD treatment. It was designed for undergraduate, graduate and health professions students and practitioners who do not have a background in addictions.
This course was developed by the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) School of Nursing and Health Studies’ Collaborative for Excellence in Behavioral Health Research and Practice, with funding by grants TI025355, TI026442, and TI024226 from the Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).
You may receive 2.0 continuing education credit hours from NAADAC, NASW, NBCC, CNE or CHES* for completing this course.
In the event of a mental health or substance use crisis, call to connect with a licensed counselor, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Bilingual support and medications to assist with recovery are available.