Ethics in Prevention Foundations: A Guide for Substance Misuse Prevention Practitioners
This 3-hour SELF-PACED course is based on the moderated Ethics in Prevention: A Guide for Substance Misuse Prevention Practitioners. This course is appropriate for anyone working in the field of substance abuse prevention. It covers key terminology, the six principles in the Prevention Code of Ethics, and a decision-making process to use when faced with an ethical dilemma.
This training was originally developed under the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies task order #HHSS283201200024I/HHSS28342002T and updated in 2021 under the Prevention Technology Transfer Center (PTTC) Network.
3.0 Hours Certificate of Completion Available
Introduction to Substance Abuse Prevention: Understanding the Basics (Pre-SAPST Course)
This foundational course serves as the required, introductory module for the in-person Substance Abuse Prevention Skills Training (SAPST). This self-paced course offers practitioners new to the field of prevention, or working in related fields, an introduction to the history of prevention, key concepts and definitions, specific drug effects, and an exciting glimpse into the effects of substance use and addiction on the brain.
Participants will learn about: Basic terminology and facts; History of substance use and prevention in the United States; Addiction and the brain; and, Effects and health risks of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs.
Continuing Education Hours: Participants will earn five (5) hours of continuing education hours after completing a short quiz at the end and receiving a passing score of 80% or higher.
5.0 Hours Certificate of Completion Available
*Note: this course is a required pre-requisite course for the in-person Substance Abuse Prevention Skills Training (SAPST) but can be taken as a stand-alone course.