CE / Trainer course

Guide to Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Treatment and Recovery

Course Overview

In this training course you will gain an understanding of substance use disorder (SUD) treatment and recovery practices and principles. The course will review the signs and symptoms of SUD and how the process of screening and assessment helps determine next steps and the required level of care.

The course will define effective, clinically-proven treatment principles and the importance of providing an individualized, multi-faceted approach to treatment and continuum of care.

Participants will learn how the process of change can contribute to interrupting the addiction cycle and achieving recovery. The course will review the four dimensions and ten guiding principles of recovery and provide an understanding of relapse (or setback), the stages of relapse, and relapse prevention. Finally, the course will provide a guide to locating trusted resources and support.

DEA MATE Act Training Approved

The Guide to Substance Use Disorder Treatment and Recovery on-demand online CE course is approved MATE Act Training providing 3.0 ACCME or ANCC CE credits.  Learn More

What You Will Learn

Course Outline

  1. Brief Review of Substance Use Disorder (SUD)
    a. Definition
    b. Cause and Risk Factors

  2. Screening and Assessment
    a. The Process and Purpose
    b. Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to
    c. PCP and Addiction Specialist Assessment
    d. ASAM’s Six Dimensions of Multidimensional
    e. Other Common SUD Screenings: ACEs:
    Adverse Childhood Experiences Screening

  3. DSM-5 Signs and Symptoms of SUD
    a. DSM 5 Signs and Symptoms
    c. Determining the Severity

  4. Cycle of Addiction and Stages of Change
    a. Cycle of Addiction and Denials Role
    b. Stages of Change

  5. SUD Treatment and Levels of Care
    a. Treatable Disorder
    b. Individualized. Continuum of Care
    c. ASAM’s Levels of Care
    d. Multi-faceted Approach to SUD Treatment
    e. Principles of Effective Treatment

  6. Recovery
    a. Definition
    b. Four Dimensions of Recovery
    c. Ten Guiding Principles

  7. Relapse, or Setback
    a. Definition
    b. Stages of Relapse
    c. Relapse Prevention

  8. Resources and Support

Online CE Course - MATE Act Approved

On-demand online continuing education. Meets the ANCC and ACCME DEA MATE Act training requirements. Learn More

3.0 CE Credits

Clinician and layperson accreditation through Purdue University, College of Pharmacy, Office of Continuing Education.


Individual Course: $45

Onsite and Virtual Training

Onsite and virtual training, available for groups of five or more.

Fill out the form below, email us, or call 844.554.3354 for more information and a custom quote.

Trainer Program

Get certified to deliver course within your community. Pricing includes a training and a licensing fee.


The Brain and the Disease of Addiction

Training Fee: $240/person

Program License Fee: $200/per person

Group Program License Fee: $400/per group

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