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Meth Inside Out: The Effect of Meth Addiction on Brain & Behavior and Windows to Recovery

3 CE Credit Hours - Online Course - $49.00

Developed by Richard A. Rawson, Ph.D.& Eyes of the World Media Group

This course is offered as part of a Certificate Program
Addiction: From Substance Abuse & Chemical Dependency to Gambling & Internet Addiction 48 CE Credit Hours

Course materials: text/webpage Articles    videoVideos

Handbooks are available for ALL videos in pdf format.

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General Course Description

There are an estimated 25 million methamphetamine users, with one-fifth of them living in the United States. This introductory course is based on Inside Out, a groundbreaking video-based treatment curriculum on methamphetamine addiction and recovery, which is a joint enterprise presented by UCLA Integrated Substance Abuse Programs, a leading research institution on the topic of methamphetamines, and Eyes of the World Media Group. The course presents an understanding of the biological basis of addiction, the experience of meth use and addiction from the perspective of addicts and professionals, and outlines the components of an effective program for recovery. It is aimed at both users and professionals who may treat them.

This research-based course, based on three high quality videos, presents the most up-to-date information and emphasizes the human impact of addiction by sharing personal stories of addicts and their families.

Disclaimer: This course is purely educational and does not intend to serve as a license (or permission) to mental health professionals to prescribe or practice any of the approaches discussed in this course unless they fall within the scope of practice of your profession. Check with your licensing board about the scope of practice of your profession to make sure you practice within that scope. It also does not serve as a permission to title yourself in any specific way.

Educational Objectives

This course will teach the participant to:

1.    Discuss the incidence of methamphetamine use.

2.    Describe effective treatment principles.

3.    Understand the physiological and psychological mechanisms of addiction.

Course Syllabus

Incidence of methamphetamine use

Mechanisms of addiction

  • physical
  • psychological

Treatment and recovery

  • getting someone into treatment
  • stages of recovery
  • recovery success rates
  • principles of effective treatment
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