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Activity Dates: 04/24/2020 - 04/24/2023

Target Audience

This course is designed for pharmacists, nurse practitioners or other health care professionals involved in the comprehensive medication management of psychiatric and/or neurological patients.

Session Summary

Many individuals begin to misuse substances in adolescence and young adulthood The presence of substance use disorders in adolescents has been linked to a number of negative outcomes, including death. The treatment of substance use disorders in adolescents must be appropriately tailored to meet the needs of the patient’s developmental stage, cognitive ability, and influence from family, friends, and community and should be multimodal in approach. Psychiatric pharmacists are in a unique position to critically evaluate the potential need for a pharmacologic approach to the treatment of substance use disorders in adolescents and to help treatment teams develop patient-centered, interdisciplinary approaches to care.

Course Requirements

You will proceed through the following steps to satisfactorily complete this course:

  • Sign in (or create a FREE account).
  • Register for this course.
  • Review the full content of the activity and reflect upon its teachings.
  • Complete the post-test at the end of the activity no later than the closing activity date.
  • Complete the evaluation at the end of the activity.
  • If necessary, complete the post-test retest no later than the closing activity date.
  • Receive a passing grade (70%).
  • Provide the necessary details in your profile to ensure correct reporting by AAPP to CPE Monitor.

Upon successful completion, ACPE credit is reported within 24 hours to CPE Monitor although transcripts can be retrieved by participants online in their ACPE Transcript.

Faculty Information and Disclosures

Learning Objectives

  1. Discuss the prevalence of substance use disorders in adolescents and young adults.
  2. Identify key aspects and components in the approach to treatment of substance use disorders in adolescents.
  3. Describe the use of pharmacotherapy in the treatment of substance use disorders in adolescents.
  4. Choose a patient-centered treatment approach for an adolescent with a substance use disorder.


Continuing Education Credit and Disclosures

Activity Dates: 04/24/2020 - 04/24/2023
ACPE Contact Hours: 1
ACPE Number: 0284-0000-20-025-H08-P (Knowledge)
Nursing Credit Reminder: Note that ACPE credit is accepted for certification renewal.

ACPEThe College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

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