Substance Abuse CEUs For Nurses

Course Title Provider Hours Cost
A Comprehensive Approach to Address Substance Use in America

Millions of Americans across the country suffer from substance misuse and research shows substance misuse rates are on the rise. Recent changes in health care policies and laws have integrated substance use treatment with general health care. This shi... 5.00 hrs $25.00
Strategies to Prevent Substance Use

The misuse of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs has become a major problem throughout the United States. In response to the increasing prevalence of substance use, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Substance Abuse and Menta... 3.00 hrs $15.00
Support for Behavioral Health Needs Stemming From COVID

The United States is in the midst of a mental and behavioral health crisis exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic that is anticipated to continue worsening and have a long-term impact on the entire population. As a result, government agencies have develo... 1.00 hrs $5.00
The Opioid Crisis and the African American Population

Course Description

The current opioid epidemic is one of the largest drug epidemics recorded in U.S. history. In 2017, the opioid epidemic in the U.S. has declared a national public health emergency due to the amount of related overdose deaths in... 1.00 hrs $5.00
Medications for Opioid Use Disorder

The U.S. faces a crisis of overdose deaths from opioids, including heroin, illicit fentanyl, and prescription opioids. These deaths represent a small fraction of the total number of Americans impacted by opioid misuse and addiction. Millions of America... 8.00 hrs $40.00
Screening and Assessment of Co-Occurring Disorders in the Justice System (Updated)

The number of people entering the criminal justice system has significantly increased in the past several decades. This CE course examines a wide range of evidence-based practices for screening and assessment of people in the j... 8.00 hrs $40.00
Preventing Marijuana Use - Women and Pregnancy

Evidence suggests that women's concerns about how substances will affect the developing fetus can motivate them to reduce or abstain from substances during pregnancy. This CE course examines the scientific literature on the ris... 3.00 hrs $15.00
Motivational Interviewing

Motivation for change is a key component in addressing substance misuse. This CE course shows how SUD treatment counselors can influence positive behavior change by developing a therapeutic relationship that respects and builds... 8.00 hrs $40.00
Tribal Healing to Wellness Courts: Treatment Guidelines

Healing to Wellness Courts are special dockets within the overall tribal court case process. Special procedures need to be instituted to identify eligible participants as soon as possible after their arrest or triggering event,... 3.00 hrs $15.00
Advancing Community-Based Solutions for Justice-Involved People with Mental and Substance Use Disorders

The Sequential Intercept Model (SIM) was created to help communities understand and improve the interactions between criminal justice systems and people with mental and substance use disorders. This CE course lists data points ... 1.00 hrs $5.00
First-Episode Psychosis and Co-Occurring Substance Use Disorders

The transition to adulthood can be especially challenging for young people who experience an emerging serious mental illness such as first-episode psychosis and who have a co-occurring substance use condition, and research shows... 2.00 hrs $10.00
Older Adults Living With Serious Mental Illness

The needs and growth of the older population with serious mental illnesses (SMIs) exceeds the number of behavioral health providers that are trained in geriatric care and the workforce that works most frequently with geriatric p... 1.00 hrs $5.00
Medication Assisted Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder in Criminal Justice Settings

Following incarceration, individuals with OUD enter back into the environment where their substance use originated. Unfortunately, this puts the individual at high risk for relapse and their tolerance for opioids is reduced whi... 2.00 hrs $10.00
Psychiatric Advance Directives

A psychiatric or mental health advance directive (PAD) is a legal tool that allows a person with mental illness to state their preferences for treatment in advance of a crisis. This CE course provides background and practical i... 1.00 hrs $5.00
Antipsychotic Prescribing for Children and Adolescents

The safe and effective use of antipsychotic medications for children and adolescents in the United States is a critical issue in mental and substance use treatment. This CE course provides a centralized resource that articulate... 3.00 hrs $15.00
Hallucinogens and Dissociative Drugs - Updated

Hallucinogens and dissociative drugs can disrupt a person's ability to think and communicate rationally, or even to recognize reality, sometimes resulting in bizarre or dangerous behavior. This CE course compiles scientific inf... 1.00 hrs $5.00
Medicaid Coverage for Medication-Assisted Treatment of Alcohol and Opioid Use Disorder

Given the important role that medication can play in treating substance use disorders (SUDs), it is critical that Medicaid programs develop clinically effective and cost-effective delivery and financing approaches to providing t... 4.50 hrs $22.50
Behavioral Health Among College Students

Alcohol, illicit drug, and tobacco use is more common among young adults than in any other age group. This CE course aims to increase awareness of the wide range of issues faced by young adults enrolled in colleges due to under... 2.00 hrs $10.00
Behavioral Health Conditions in Children Exposed to Natural Disasters

Children differ from adults physically, developmentally, and socially, which results in a need for disaster response services designed specifically for children of particular age groups. This CE course discusses the challenges ... 1.00 hrs $5.00
Tobacco Cessation Programs in Substance Use Disorder Treatment Settings

Cigarette smoking is very common among people with substance use problems. This CE course is meant to help implement a tobacco cessation program for clients in SUD treatment and beyond.

Author: Substance Abuse a... 1.00 hrs $5.00
Principles of Drug Addiction Treatment (Updated)

Because drug abuse and addiction have so many dimensions and disrupt so many aspects of an individual's life, treatment is not simple. This CE course addresses addiction to a wide variety of drugs, including nicotine, alcohol, ... 2.50 hrs $12.50
First Responders: Behavioral Health Concerns

First responders are usually the first on the scene to face challenging, dangerous, and draining situations, as well the the first to reach out to disaster survivors and provide emotional and physical support. This CE course di... 1.00 hrs $5.00
Opioid Overdose Prevention Toolkit (Updated)

Opioid overdose continues to be a major public health problem in the United States. This CE course discusses opioid use disorders, steps for first responders, information for prescribers, and safety advice for patients and fami... 1.00 hrs $5.00
Workplace Impairment of the Healthcare Professional

Even the most skilled, responsible, and dedicated healthcare worker is susceptible to substance abuse. This CE course looks at the policies and standards in place by very reputable cooperatives such as the American Medical Asso... 2.00 hrs $10.00
Chronic Pain and Opioid Misuse

The crisis of prescription opioid related harms has focused attention toward identifying and treating high-risk populations. This CE course reviews the epidemiology and clinical management of comorbid chronic pain and prescript... 1.00 hrs $5.00
Suicide Clusters in American Indian and Alaska Native Communities

American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) adolescents and young adults have alarmingly high suicide rates and are at greater risk for suicide contagion and cluster formation than other age demographics. This CE course provides ... 1.50 hrs $7.50
Treating Pregnant and Parenting Women with Opioid Use Disorder

The nation's opioid epidemic continues to compromise the health and well-being of individuals, families, and communities. This CE course provides comprehensive, national guidance for the optimal management of pregnant and paren... 6.00 hrs $30.00
Increasing the Effectiveness of Suicide Prevention Strategies

Suicide in the United States is continuing to increase. This CE course provides a snapshot of recent efforts to implement the goals and objectives of the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention and makes suggestions for increa... 1.00 hrs FREE
Mass Violence and Behavioral Health

This CEU course focuses on how mass violence affects the behavioral health of adult and young survivors or witnesses of a mass violence incident. The phases of response experienced by survivors, as well as immediate and long-te... 1.00 hrs $5.00
Telehealth Care in Behavioral Health: Case Vignettes

Technology-based therapeutic tools are becoming widely used in behavioral health services. This CE course provides counselor-client dialog to facilitate learning, along with comments from the point of view of an experienced clinician about the strateg... 5.50 hrs $27.50
Substance Abuse Treatment and LGBT Cultural Competence

As lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) individuals become more accepted and visible, they are seeking culturally sensitive, if not culturally specific, substance abuse treatment services. This CE course discusses adm... 4.00 hrs $20.00
Telehealth Challenges and Opportunities

Bridging the gap between rural and urban behavioral health services involves addressing many complex barriers and developing creative solutions to complex challenges that are often unique to rural areas. This CE course looks at... 1.00 hrs $5.00
Effects of Disasters on People of Low Socioeconomic Status

Being of low socioeconomic status (SES), in the United States and around the world, may affect how people understand disaster risk, prepare for disasters, and respond to warnings and evacuation orders. This CEU course focuses o... 1.00 hrs $5.00
Counselor Competence for Treating LGBT Clients

This CE course addresses the potential interaction among substance abuse, recovery issues, and the coming out process; the family dynamics that are important in working with LGBT individuals; the clinical issues and concerns spe... 5.00 hrs $25.00
Substance Abuse Treatment and LGBT Issues

For substance abuse treatment providers to deliver skilled care to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) clients, they need to be aware of issues specific to the LGBT community. This CE course provides an overview of t... 5.00 hrs $25.00
Preventing Suicide Through Improved Collaboration for Juvenile Justice Youth

This short CE course provides recommendations for systems and practitioners in juvenile justice, law enforcement, mental health, substance abuse, child welfare, and education to work collaboratively to successfully prevent suici... 1.00 hrs $5.00
Behavioral Health Screening in HIV Care Settings

Behavioral health screening is an important step for health care provider organizations to increase access to quality behavioral health care. This CEU course provides steps and examples that organizations can follow to build ef... 1.00 hrs $5.00
Systems-Level Implementation of Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment

This course describes the core elements of screening, brief intervention, brief treatment, and referral to treatment (SBIRT) programs and provides general administrative and managerial information relevant to implementing SBIRT services, including; SBI... 6.00 hrs $30.00
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Parity

This CEU course provides background on key developments in parity, explains what MHPAEA and the ACA require, discusses the impact of recent parity policy changes, and offers an overview of enforcement activities. Also included ... 2.00 hrs $10.00
Conversations about Mental Health

Mental health issues in our communities, particularly for youth, are complex and challenging. This CEU course provides information regarding mental health and mental illness and how communities can improve prevention of mental ... 2.00 hrs $10.00
Behavioral Health Treatment for Major Racial and Ethnic Groups

Note: This course was extracted from SAMHSA's (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) Treatment Improvement Protocol Manual #59 Improving Cultural Competence. Please refer to the original manual for references and appendices.

... 5.00 hrs $25.00
Culturally Responsive Evaluation and Treatment Planning

This course provides information on: engaging clients; familiarizing clients and their families with treatment and evaluation processes; endorsing collaboration in interviews, assessments, and treatment planning; integrating culturally relevant informa... 1.00 hrs $5.00
Pursuing Organizational Cultural Competence

Note: This course was extracted from SAMHSA's (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) Treatment Improvement Protocol Manual #59 Improving Cultural Competence. Please refer to the original manual for references and appendices.

... 3.00 hrs $15.00
Suicide Prevention in American Indian and Alaska Native Communities

Suicide is a significant public health problem in the United States, with the rates of suicide within some populations being particularly high. This CEU course provides information about suicide clusters and responses in tribal... 2.00 hrs $10.00
Introduction to Cultural Competence

This course defines cultural competence, presents a rationale for pursuing it, and describes the process of becoming culturally competent and responsive to client needs. In addition, it highlights the consensus panel's core assumptions and introduces ... 3.00 hrs $15.00
Cultural Competencies for Counselors and Other Clinical Staff

Note: This course was extracted from SAMHSA's (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) Treatment Improvement Protocol Manual #59 Improving Cultural Competence. Please refer to the original manual for references and appendices.

... 1.00 hrs $5.00
Disaster Behavioral Health Responders: Compassion Fatigue, Stress, Cultural Awareness and Substance Abuse

This course covers several important aspects for Behavioral Health Responders and Administration including the causes and signs of compassion fatigue and tips for preventing it from happening. It provides information that can help supervisors ease the ... 2.00 hrs $10.00
Caring for Homeless Patients with Opioid Use Disorders: Clinical Guidelines

Numerous factors associated with homelessness may increase the risk of developing severe opioid use disorders and make treatment more difficult. This CE course discusses optimal care for people with opioid use disorders who are... 6.00 hrs $30.00
Medicaid and Behavioral Health Overview

This course describes the behavioral health services offered under the Medicaid program and the various types of Medicaid authorities that provide the basis for components of state behavioral health programs. As looked at in this course, behavioral he... 6.00 hrs $30.00
Treatment of Fetal Alcohol Disorders (Updated)

One act of alcohol-exposed pregnancy (AEP) prevention can positively impact the life of the mother and the life of the unborn child. One change in how services are provided can multiply that impact many times over. This CE cou... 3.00 hrs $15.00
Effective Treatment for People in Homelessness Rehabilitation (Updated)

This CE course equips those who provide services to people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness and who need or are in substance abuse or mental illness treatment with guidelines to support their care. This course also di... 4.00 hrs $20.00
Substance Abuse Treatment and Family Therapy (Revised)

The fields of substance abuse treatment and family therapy share many common assumptions, approaches, and techniques, but differ in significant philosophical and practical ways that affect treatment approaches and goals. This C... 10.00 hrs $50.00
Detoxification and Substance Abuse Treatment (Updated)

Regardless of setting or level of care, the goals of detoxification are to provide safe and humane withdrawal from substances and to foster the patient's entry into long-term treatment and recovery. This CE course provides the ... 9.00 hrs $45.00
Addressing Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviors in Substance Abuse Treatment (Updated)

Suicide is a leading cause of death among people who abuse alcohol and drugs. This CE course presents the "what" and "why" of working with clients with substance use disorders who have suicidal thoughts and/... 6.00 hrs $30.00
Psychological Issues for HIV Infected Women

Although healthcare providers for women living with HIV focus primarily on the physical manifestations of the condition, this CE course examines the understanding of the psychosocial, cultural, mental health, and substance abuse... 6.00 hrs $30.00
Dual Diagnosis: Understanding Co-Occurring Mental Illness and Substance Use Disorders

Course Description

Behavioral health professionals have a responsibility to be aware of the complex relationship between mental illness and substance abuse or dependence, known as dual diagnoses or co-occurring disorders. Topics include character... 1.00 hrs FREE
Behavioral Health Issues Among Afghanistan and Iraq U.S. War Veterans

This CE course introduces some of the problems facing Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom veterans and can help healthcare and social service professionals understand these veterans' needs. Topics relating to returning OEF and OIF v... 1.00 hrs $5.00
Suicide Prevention in High Schools

This toolkit was prepared for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) by the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors (NASMHPD) in collaboration with Education Development Center, Inc. This t... 10.00 hrs $50.00
Identifying Mental Health and Substance Abuse Problems of Children and Youth

Illinois Specific Approvals: Counselor I or II, Preventionist I or II, CARS I or II, MISA I or II or III, PCGC II, CCJP II, CAAP I, CRSS I or II, MAATP I or II, RDDP, NCRS I or II, CFPP II, ATE

This course is intended to promote the earl... 10.00 hrs $50.00
Pharmacologic Treatment for PTSD and Opioid Use Disorders

Individuals with co-occurring mental and substance use disorders (COD) are common in behavioral health and primary health settings. These individuals frequently benefit from pharmacologic interventions, whether for mental disorders, substance use disor... 2.00 hrs $10.00
Physical Detoxification from Substances

CE Course Overview

This course, a chapter extracted from Detoxification and Substance Abuse Treatment. Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) Series, No. 45. Center for Substance Abuse Treatment. Rockville (MD): Substance Abuse and Mental Health Se... 9.00 hrs $45.00
Treatment for Hepatitis A, B and C

Course Description

This course is based on a chapter that has been excerpted from Treatment Improvement Protocol Manual #53: Addressing viral Hepatitis in People with Substance Use Disorders. This chapter specifically addresses the treatment re... 2.00 hrs $10.00
Viral Hepatitis: Overview

This course is based on a chapter taken from TIP manual #53: Addressing Virual Hepatitis in People with Substance Use Disorders by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration. This chapter covers a basic overview of Viral Hepatitis A,... 1.00 hrs $5.00
Older Adults and Depression

This course describes what an evidence-based practice (EBP) for treating older adults with depression is. It also presents factors to consider when choosing an EBP; identifies which EBPs are available for older adults with depression; ... 6.00 hrs $30.00
Supporting Families Impacted by Mental Health Problems, Substance Abuse, and Trauma

Besides the difficult task of raising children—often while working full-time, many caregivers deal with added stressors such as mental health problems, substance abuse, and a history of trauma. The aim of this course is to build a responsive ... 5.00 hrs $25.00
Substance Abuse Community: Helping Women Re-enter The Community After Incarceration

Research indicates that, as of 2016, over 1.2 million women in the United States were incarcerated in prison or jail, on probation, or on parole. Research also indicates that when women are released from jail or prison, they are often ill-prepared to r... 1.00 hrs $5.00
The Opioid Crisis and the Hispanic Latino Population

The current opioid epidemic is one of the largest drug epidemics recorded in U.S. history. In 2017, the opioid epidemic in the U.S. has declared a national public health emergency due to the amount of related overdose deaths involving opioids and the i... 2.00 hrs $10.00
Substance Use Disorder Treatment for Persons With Co-Occurring Disorders

Course Description

Substance use disorders and mental disorders are detrimental to the health of individuals and to society as a whole. The tendency of the aforementioned disorders to co-occur can make the damage they cause more extensive and the... 10.00 hrs $50.00
Reducing Vaping Among Youth and Young Adults

Vaping among youth presents a variety of dangers. Research indicates that vaping various products may lead to addiction, increased blood pressure, altered brain development, and cognitive impairment. Thus, health care professionals should work to preve... 4.00 hrs $20.00
Treatment for Suicidal Ideation

Suicide, suicide attempts, self-harm, and suicidal ideation are significant public health concerns in young people. Suicide is now the second leading cause of death for adolescents and young adults aged 15 to 24 in the United States, and suicide attemp... 2.00 hrs $10.00
National Guidelines for Behavioral Health Crisis Care

Research indicates that there has been a recent rise in behavioral health crises in the U.S. As a result, there has been a push within the current health care system to adopt new methods and strategies to address such crises. With that in mind, this co... 8.00 hrs $40.00
Prevention of Child Maltreatment (Update)

Due to recent shifts in both the cultural and health care landscape, health care professionals are being asked to work with parents, caregivers, and children to prevent child abuse and neglect, and promote child and family well-being. Therefore, health... 4.00 hrs $20.00
Treatment Considerations for Youth with Serious Emotional Disturbances and Serious Mental Illnesses and Co-occurring Substance Use

Research presented by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) suggests that serious emotional disturbances (SED), serious mental illnesses (SMI), and co-occurring disorders are on the rise among youth patient populations.... 2.00 hrs $10.00
Treatment of Stimulant Use Disorders

Research presented by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) suggests that the prevalence of stimulant use disorder is on the rise, and becoming a public health crisis similar to the opioid epidemic. Therefore, health ca... 1.50 hrs $7.50
Florida Recognizing Impairment in the Workplace

The American Nurses Association has long estimated that misuse of chemical substances among nurses parallels that of mainstream society; however, recent statistics from the CDC reveal that mainstream society substance abuse of illicit drugs or misused ... 2.00 hrs $15.00
Integrating Care for Patients With Co-Occurring Psychiatric and Substance Use Disorders

The goal of this course is to present clinical information about the co-occurrence of psychiatric and substance use disorders, and to examine ways of integrating psychiatric and substance abuse treatment.

... 1.00 hrs $12.00
The Nurse With Substance Use Disorder

The American Nurses Association has long estimated that misuse of chemical substances among nurses parallels that of mainstream society; however, recent statistics from the CDC reveal that mainstream society substance abuse of illicit drugs or misused ... 1.00 hrs $12.00
Safe and Effective Prescription of Controlled Substances

Learning Objectives

By the end of this module, the reader should be able to:

Describe the three different classes of controlled substances most commonly misused: indications, risks, benefits, common adverse effects, and alternatives for opi... 4.00 hrs Varies
Substance Abuse and Addiction for APRNs Nursing CE Course

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA, 2018b) defines tolerance to medication as the gradual need over time for an increased dose of a particular medication to obtain a similar effect. The development of tolerance varies significantly from individ... 3.50 hrs Varies
Substance Abuse and Addiction for RNs and LPNs Nursing CE Course

The purpose of this activity is to review and highlight the evidence-based care of patients diagnosed with substance use disorder to facilitate the optimal care of these patients.

At the conclusion of this activity, the nurse should be prepared t... 3.00 hrs Varies
Prescription Opioids: Risk Management and Strategies for Safe Use

This course will extensively cover the various approaches recommended or mandated for use by clinicians who prescribe opioids, in order to reduce risk and improve outcomes. The goal of this course is provide clinicians with an understan... 15.00 hrs $60.00
Novel Psychoactive Substances: Trends in Drug Abuse

The term "novel psychoactive substance" (or synthetic drug) refers to a new category of drugs on the market that have been created to circumvent existing laws on illicit drugs. This course will provide the most up-to-date info... 5.00 hrs $20.00
Men's Health Issues

Among the male-specific conditions addressed in this course are prostate disease (prostatitis, benign prostatic hypertrophy, and cancer), testicular conditions (testicular torsion, epididymitis, varicocele), premature ejaculation, erect... 15.00 hrs $60.00
Substance Abuse

This peer reviewed course is applicable for the following professions: Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP), Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA), Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS), Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), Licensed Vocational N... 4.00 hrs $34.00
Geriatrics Substance Use and Co-Occurring Disorders in the Older Adult

Older adults who use alcohol or drugs may also have a co-occurring health problem or mental disorder. These patients often have common characteristics that may include being unmarried, early onset of substance use as a younger adult, less than average ... 2.00 hrs $14.00