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E-Resources on Substance Use | April 14, 2020

Posted 14-April-2020

10 Practicum Hours appropriate for Health & Mental Health, Children & Families

Opioid Education for Community Health Workers Online Series  – 4 hours total

NC Area Health Education Centers

You will need to register and include your name, address (indicate foreign country), postal code.  There are four 1-hour modules and at the end of each module a quiz that you need to get 80% to pass.

Module 1 – Substance Use and Co-Occurring Disorders.

  • Course objective: to be able to define substance use disorder, develop a basic understanding of the effects of drugs on the brain, define “return to use”, identify co-occuring disorders and identify the signs and symptoms of opioid overdose.

Module 2 -Stigma and Stereotypes

  • Course objective: define origin and meaning of stigma, defining stereotypes, discuss how labels and stereotypes are created, discuss how stigma can affect others, understand the importance of person first language and how to use it, identify ways to fight stigma.

Module 3 – Role of Peer Support Specialists (PSS) and how to integrate this skill set in community

  • Course objective: to be able to identify and discuss common definitions of peer support, the values of the recovery experience and its application, the variety of tasks performed my PSS, and explain the value in inspiring hope in others.

Module 4 – Working with the medical community

  • Course objective: to be able to identify vital facts about opioids, the risks, treatment modalities, heath care workers roles and how to facilitate cultural change


UNC Behavioral Health Springboard:  Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders – 3.5 hours‐free

You will need to create a user account – click on-line course at top of page.  You add the free course during check out. There is a post test that you need to get 80% to pass.

  • Course Objective: to increase awareness and prevalence of FASD, to understand the range of effects

Herie (2011). Invited Keynote Address: Five Essential Strategies in Motivating Clients to Change. 2nd Annual CAMH Addictions Program Clinical Day, Toronto, ON. (55:48)


Herie (2012): “Alcohol: The Delightful Poison?” Mini-Med School, University of Toronto and Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (1:16:50)


Brief, outpatient treatment for tobacco dependence – Motivational Interviewing (MI) and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) approaches: