Rates of tobacco, alcohol, and illicit drug use remain an issue for the U.S. population. The long-term health effects of such use, especially in women, can be detrimental if not addressed. Healthcare providers are best qualified to assess, treat, and refer women with known risk factors for substance abuse or substance use disorder (SUD).
Section 1: Introduction
About This Course
Section 2: Addressing Substance Use Disorder
The Current State of Substance Use Disorder
Stages and Consequences
Section 3: Treating SUD
Components of Treatment
SUD Treatment for Women
Section 4: Clinical Vignette
Section 5: Conclusion
Sean Kennard is an Air Force veteran with 10 years of active-duty service plus clinical experience in various mental health settings. Sean was educated and trained In Virginia as a Registered Nurse, where he practiced pediatric behavioral health nursing at Cumberland Hospital for Children and Adolescents in New Kent. He earned his Associate’s Degree in Nursing from ECPI University and Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Western Governors University. Sean is a former Program Director of a Senior Behavioral Health Unit and currently coaches licensure exam strategies to nursing graduates. His clinical skillset is in behavioral health across the lifespan, including behavioral case management and geropsychiatric nursing. He most recently worked as a Forensic Psych Nurse at Central State Hospital in Georgia during the onset of the pandemic before contracting with Relias as a Behavioral Health Subject Matter Expert Technical Writer. Disclosure: Sean Kennard BSN, RN has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.Staff Writer: Kimberly Workman, MA
Ms. Workman is an Instructional Designer at Relias. She has a Master of Arts in Technology and Communication, as well as graduate certificates in Public Health, Epidemiology, and Digital Communications. Ms. Workman has a background in writing and designing online continuing medical education for physicians and other health professionals on multiple educational platforms, including web-based, game-based, and immersive learning environments. She has also used simulation training extensively to connect learning to real-world environments. Disclosure: Kimberly Workman, MA discloses the following potential conflict of interests/commercial interests: Relevant Financial Relationship with Relias LLC as a Salaried Employee Relevant Non-Financial Relationship with No Entities Exists as a Contributor
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