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Veterans benefit from pain treatment without drugs

A new study finds a lower risk of adverse post-treatment outcomes among returning military service personnel with chronic pain who received nondrug therapy. Many people returning from military deployment experience physical and mental health issues. These can include chronic pain, post-treatment alcohol use disorder, drug addiction, depression, thoughts of suicide, self-harm, or a combination.…

Quantum Units Education: New CEU Courses

Tobacco Product Use Among Diverse Populations This CEU course explores the trends of tobacco use in the United States, with special focus on American Indians / Alaska Natives, military veterans, middle and high school students, and tobacco use in movies. Increasing the Effectiveness of Suicide Prevention Strategies Suicide in the…

Quantum Units Education: New CEU Courses

Substance Abuse Counselor Competencies (TAP 21 Updated) Addiction professionals work in a broad variety of disciplines but share an understanding of the addictive process that goes beyond the narrow confines of any one specialty.  This CEU course addresses the professional standards that should guide substance abuse treatment counselors; the appropriate…

Another Opioid Epidemic Challenge: Too Few Addiction Counselors

More addiction counselors are leaving the field at a time when demand for their services is increasing, NPR reports. Addiction treatment professionals say the reason people are leaving include burnout and low pay. Addiction counselors earn an average of $40,000 a year, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. As…

Quantum Units Education: New CEU courses

Integrating Services for Survivors of Domestic Violence Experiencing Homelessness This CEU course lays the groundwork to understanding the intersection between domestic violence and homelessness, and offers practical strategies that providers can follow to improve service integration.  Also addressed is the gap between the domestic violence and homeless service systems and…