Substance Abuse and Addiction

CEUs: 3 Add to Cart

If you are a psychotherapist, you will counsel clients who are abusing drugs and alcohol. This course contains basic information about substance abuse as well as more advanced information, including prescription drug abuse, which is rampant and increasing rapidly. The material will give you a basic understanding of the prevalence of these problems, how to screen, how to recognize denial, and how to make appropriate referrals. It also contains handy screening tools, videos, questionnaires, blood alcohol level charts, and handouts for therapists, clients, and family members.

“My favorite part? Wow! Comprehensive, with endless possibilities!”  ~Jacqueline Tatum, LCSW, FL 


“Reader friendly, content is extremely relevant and information was interesting.”  ~Janice Del Pilar, LMHC, FL  


“I liked all of it – I teach Addiction courses at St. Pete College now for 20 years and enjoy providing students the best education possible. After all, people’s lives depend on their accurate and up-to-date knowledge! Taken many courses with these professional and knowledgeable providers before and will continue to do so!”  ~-Nancy Tetum, LCSW, Hillsborough Co, FL 


“Excellent organization. Good resources.”  ~Sheila Bilak, LCSW, Alachua Co, FL 


“Valuable information. Please continue to provide thought provoking CEUs.”  ~Nicole Taylor, LMHC

Course Description

If you are a psychotherapist, you will counsel clients who are abusing drugs and alcohol. This course contains basic information about substance abuse as well as more advanced information, including prescription drug abuse, which is rampant and increasing rapidly. The material will give you a basic understanding of the prevalence of these problems, how to screen, how to recognize denial, and how to make appropriate referrals. It also contains handy screening tools, videos, questionnaires, blood alcohol level charts, and handouts for therapists, clients, and family members.

“My favorite part? Wow! Comprehensive, with endless possibilities!”  ~Jacqueline Tatum, LCSW, FL 


“Reader friendly, content is extremely relevant and information was interesting.”  ~Janice Del Pilar, LMHC, FL  


“I liked all of it – I teach Addiction courses at St. Pete College now for 20 years and enjoy providing students the best education possible. After all, people’s lives depend on their accurate and up-to-date knowledge! Taken many courses with these professional and knowledgeable providers before and will continue to do so!”  ~-Nancy Tetum, LCSW, Hillsborough Co, FL 


“Excellent organization. Good resources.”  ~Sheila Bilak, LCSW, Alachua Co, FL 


“Valuable information. Please continue to provide thought provoking CEUs.”  ~Nicole Taylor, LMHC

Course Objectives

  • Have a basic understanding of the prevalence of substance abuse problems.
  • Will know how to screen.
  • Will have the tools to make an accurate diagnosis.
  • Will know who to recognize denial.
  • Will know how to make appropriate referrals.

Student Reviews

“Fantastic course.”


~ Douglas Fowler, LMHC, LMHC and Clinical Supervisor, Lee County, FL


“This was an outstanding course that reviewed original concepts and added updated concepts well. I will use this program for my additional credits and those required by the state continually.”


~ Diane Vchulek, LMHC, Escambia County, FL


“Material was well written, interesting, and very relevant to my practice.”


~ Rebecca Clayton, Walton County, FL


“Good course. I enjoyed update about addictions.”


~ Barbara Krystal Rose, Dade County County, FL


“Thank you so much. I bought a bundle for my license renewal. All my courses in one web site has been so easy and affordable. I can pull it up anywhere I am to read the course material on my phone or i-pad or at work on my laptop. It flows well, informs, refreshes, and supports us therapists to continue to do good & ethical work with clients.”


~ Michelle Byers, Martin County, FL


“I feel it is very organized with many tools that I can incorporate in my work. I feel it is effective. ”


~ Barbara Kelban, Palm Beach County, FL


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