Research Report Series

Dedicated to covering the latest developments in the field of substance use and abuse, the NIDA publications provide coverage of the late-breaking developments in understanding chemical use and dependencies. Each issue of the NIDA newsletter provides topical coverage of one particular class of substances or disorders, and provides a review of recent findings concerning the causes, effects and patterns of substance use and abuse.

Comorbidity: Addiction and Other Mental Illnesses

1 CE Credit, 10 Test Items

The occurance of substance use disorders and other mental health issues is quite common. This comorbidity carries implications for the diagnosis and the treatment of these disorders. This program provides the latest updates on research and treatment in relation to comorbid disorders.

This course is designed to help you:

  1. Discuss the risk factors for comorbidity,
  2. Identify the prevelant rates for comorbidity in relation to a range of different disorders,
  3. Discuss diagnostic and treatment challenges in relation to comorbid disorders.

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Inhalant Abuse

1 CE Credit, 15 Test Items

The use of inhalants is a rapidly escalating feature within the landscape of substance abuse, with patterns of use starting early. This program discusses the range of inhalants that are most commonly used, the mechanisms of action associated with different inhalants, the effects of their usage and the patterns and predictors associated with that use. 

This course is designed to help you:

  1. Identify four common classes of inhalants,
  2. Discuss the mechanisms of action associated with different types of inhalants,
  3. Describe the common signs and consequences of inhalant abuse.

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Methamphetamine

1 CE Credit, 10 Test Items

This program consists of a research report on methamphetamine use and abuse. It describes the patters of use, prevalence rates, mechanisms of delivery and forms of treatment associated with the use and abuse of methamphetamine.

This course is designed to help you:

  1. Describe the mechanisms of delivery of methamphetamine use,
  2. Distinguish the effects of cocaine from methamphetamine
  3. Discuss the treatment options available for methamphetamine abuse.

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