Heroin: A Deadly Epidemic

Course # 0175

Purpose

The purpose of this course is to review signs and symptoms of heroin, short- and long-term effects of heroin and types of treatment for addiction.

Description

There is a deadly epidemic sweeping our nation. Heroin use is at an all-time high and mortality rates have dramatically increased. This course takes a close look at signs and symptoms of heroin use, the short- and long-term effects, both physically and psychologically, and treatment options for heroin addiction.

Learning Objectives

  1. List signs and symptoms of heroin use
  2. List short- and long-term effects of heroin use    
  3. Review treatment options for heroin addiction

Criteria for Successful Completion

To receive continuing education credit for this program, you must complete the entire course, including registration, viewing the video program, taking the post-test and obtaining a score of at least 70% or better, and completing the program evaluation. (Social workers must obtain at least an 80% or better score.) If you do not score a 70% or better, (80% for social workers) you may take the exam again as many times as necessary to receive a passing score. When a score of 70% (80% for social workers) or better is achieved, you will be able to move forward to the evaluation and receive your certificate online.

This Course is Approved for the Following Professionals

Activity Professionals Administrators Certified Case Managers Nurses Social Workers

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