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Activity Date: 04/19/2016

Target Audience

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

Session Summary

Illicit substance use among adolescents and young adults continues to be of growing concern and has been associated with the development of other psychiatric disorders. Due to generational differences, treatment approaches for this patient population may need to differ than those commonly used with older adults. It is critical for neuropsychiatric pharmacists to stay current with new and emerging treatment strategies (e.g. technology-based, pharmacological) to better enhance the recovery of younger patients with substance use disorders.

Course Requirements

To receive ACPE credit for the live session at the Annual Meeting, you must:

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  • Attend and participate in the entire session and reflect upon its teachings.
  • Complete the evaluation at the end of the activity. (sign in first)
  • Provide the necessary details in your profile to ensure correct reporting by CPNP to CPE Monitor. (sign in first)

This course will be provided at the CPNP 2016 Annual Meeting, April 17-20, 2016. Upon successful completion, ACPE credit is reported immediately to CPE Monitor although transcripts can be retrieved by participants online at

Faculty Information and Disclosures

Learning Objectives

  1. Describe recent trends in illicit substance use among adolescents and young adults.
  2. Differentiate between illicit substance use that is experimental in nature versus use that may be indicative of a substance use disorder.
  3. Identify negative outcomes (including associations with other psychiatric disorders) that can result from use of illicit substances at younger ages.
  4. Explain how treatment approaches for younger patients, including the use of pharmacological agents, may need to differ from those used with older patients in order to better engage this patient population.
  5. Discuss current and emerging treatment strategies that can be used with adolescents and young adults with substance use disorders.

Continuing Education Credit and Disclosures

Activity Date: 04/19/2016
ACPE Contact Hours: 1.0
ACPE Number: 0284-0000-16-020-L01-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. This self-study course provides 1.0 contact hours (0.1 CEUs) of knowledge-based continuing education credit from CPNP approved programming. The ACPE universal program number assigned to this course is 0284-0000-16-020-L01-P (1.0 contact hours).