Women and Substance Use Disorders program is a home-study course approved by the Illinois Certification Board for the following categories: 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 II, CFPP II, ATE. It is based on Substance Abuse Treatment: Addressing the Specific Needs to Women Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP 51) published by SAMHSA and worth 15 continuing education units.
After completing the course the student will:
- Recognize sociocultural context of substance use in women.
- Name biological, physiological, social, and developmental factors that affect women.
- Identify risk factors associated with substance abuse and dependence among women.
- Describe patterns of use and prevalence of abuse and dependence among women.
- Identify physiological effects of substance use on women.
- Name screening and assessment tools.
- Understand the assessment process.
- Describe barriers to treatment affecting women.
- Describe ASAM levels of care.
- Acknowledge cultural factors that affect treatment needs, such as race and ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, socioeconomic status, and others.
- Identify treatment needs that are unique to women.
- Identify factors that influence treatment retention among women.
- Understand the relationship between trauma and substance abuse.
- Identify continuing care services.
- Identify support systems.