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Activity Dates: 06/13/2016 - 04/19/2019

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

You will proceed through the following steps to satisfactorily complete 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. (login first)
  • Complete the evaluation at the end of the activity. (login first)
  • If necessary, complete the post-test retest no later than the closing activity date. (login first)
  • Receive a passing grade (70%).
  • Provide the necessary details in your profile to ensure correct reporting by CPNP to CPE Monitor. (login first)

This course is provided online at cpnp.org and consists of the speaker audio and slides. A PDF file of the slides is also provided and access is available to participants indefinitely although ACPE credit is available only through the course expiration date.

Participants in this course must complete an examination and achieve a score of 70% or greater. Successful completion of the course also requires the completion of a course evaluation. ACPE statements of credit can be retrieved by participants online at cpnp.org immediately upon successful completion of the course.

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 Dates: 06/13/2016 - 04/19/2019
ACPE Contact Hours: 1.0
ACPE Number: 0284-0000-16-020-H01-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-H01-P (1.0 contact hours).