Adolescence and Substance Use: Impact On the Developing Brain

You can preview this course and take the first two post tests, but in order to receive the certificate of completion and the associated 3 CEUs authorized by the Minnesota Board of Social Work, you must purchase the course. The price of this course is $60. You should check with your own licensing board to determine if the CEUs earned here will be recognized

Course Objectives

  1. Review the primary objectives and design of the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) Study.
  2. Describe the ABCD Study’s assessment protocol: who, where, when, what, why.
  3. Document the study’s findings to date.
  4. Evaluate the genetic versus environment findings that have implications regarding adolescent vulnerabilities
  5. Review the challenges of conducting research on use of marijuana in the United States
  6. Critique the recent conflicting research indicating States with legalized medical marijuana laws have lower rates of opioid deaths.
  7. Explain the studies that indicate prescribed marijuana is at best mildly effective for non-cancerous chronic pain.
  8. Review the  chemistry, history, prevalence, legalization, popularity, neuro-transmission and addictive potential of marijuana.
  9. Review the research on the beneficial and harmful health and mental health effects of cannabis.
  10. Compare some of the assessment and treatment options available.
  11. Describe key trends in adolescent e-cigarette use, including the intersection between e-cigarette use, mental health conditions and substance use.
  12. Summarize the current literature on the effect of nicotine on the developing adolescent brain.
  13. Describe the link between nicotine and other substance use.

Steps to Completion

  1. Preview any or all of the three videos contained in the course at no charge.
  2. The post tests for the first two videos are available via a link at the end of each video.
  3. The post test associated with the final video is not available until the course is purchased
  4. Purchase the course by clicking on the purchase CEU button.
  5. Once you complete your purchase, you will receive an email with the URL for the final post test.
  6. When you have completed the post test, you will automatically be provided with a PDF of the certificate that you can download and print.

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