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Substance Abuse Services in Primary Intervention

Substance Abuse Services in Primary Intervention

Substance Abuse Services in Primary Intervention

Yvonne Martinez, CADC II, ICADC, NCAC I, CRPS
Yvonne Martinez, CADC II, ICADC, NCAC I, CRPS
on behalf of CARE-EDU

$75.00 $ 75.00 $ 75.00

$75.00 $ 75.00 $ 75.00

$ 75.00 $ 75.00 $ 75.00
$ 75.00 $ 75.00 $ 75.00
Normal Price: $75.00 $75.00


Launch date: 20 Oct 2016
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Last updated: 27 Apr 2017

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Substance Abuse Services in Primary Intervention provides initial contact clinicians a protocol to screen their clients for substance use disorders, conduct brief interventions for patients in the early stages of problem development and appropriately refer more severely affected patients for in-depth assessment and treatment. The course also gives an overview of the types of treatment available and outlines a primary care clinician's role in aftercare.
This unit offers guidance on identifying indications of substance abuse, how to broach the subject with a client and what screening and assessment instruments to use. It explains how to perform an office-based brief intervention in which patient and clinician set mutually agreed upon goals and "contract" to stop or cut back the alcohol or other drug use. The elements of in-depth assessments, appropriate referrals and specialized treatment are discussed. The appendices to the unit include discussions by experts on leading pharmacotherapies for alcohol and other drugs and on legal issues of patient confidentiality.
Supplement to this unit involves prevention and intervention through community support and peer recovery services. Material includes:
• SAMSHA's Strategic Prevention Framework as intervention that addresses local needs and reduces substance abuse problems through identification, building and managing evidence-based programs and practices within a community.
• SAMSHA's What are Peer Recovery Support Services? recommends utilization and implementation of four types of social support and peer recovery systems to access and build community support.


Upon course completion, the student will be able to:
Objective 1:
Identify the primary care role in intervention.
Objective 2:
Identify indications of substance abuse and types of treatment available.
Objective 3:
Identify elements of assessments, referrals and specialized treatment.
Yvonne Martinez, CADC II, ICADC, NCAC I, CRPS

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Yvonne Martinez, CADC II, ICADC, NCAC I, CRPS
on behalf of CARE-EDU

• 30 years experience specializing in trauma informed care training/services, addiction recovery, supervisory case management, crises management, and advocacy for victims and their families.
• Director, CARE-EDU (Center for Advanced Recovery Education)
• Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor, CADC-II, # A010250315
• National Certified Addiction Counselor, NCAC-I # 015767
• Internationally Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor, ICADC # A010250315
• Certified Continuing Education Provider CCAPP # 5-16-242-0218
• Certified Relapse Prevention Specialist, CRPS
• Sexual Addiction Specialist
• Domestic Violence- Batterer Intervention Program Certificate
• Extensive experience working with addiction and trauma issues
• Multi-cultural experience working with minority and indigenous people groups
• 20 years experience with foster care/adoptions systems
• Ordained minister, Director of Transformation Center, Bethel Church, Redding, CA
• Speaker and author
Yvonne Martinez is a specialist in addiction and trauma informed training. She is professional addiction’s counselor with CADC-II, ICADC, NCAC-I and CRPS credentials. She is the Educational Director of CARE-EDU providing CCAPP/CAADAC certification education for Addiction Counseling. CCAPP/CAADAC Continuing Education, Pastoral Counselor Development, and professional trauma informed services and training.
Yvonne serves as Director of Transformation Center, Bethel Church, Redding, CA, where she helps oversee 32 counselors and Transformation Center's program development.
As an international conference speaker, Yvonne teaches, travels, provides direct services
and is the author of 18 books.

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This course has been certified by or provided by the following Certified Organization/s:

  • California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals (CCAPP)
  • 6.00 Units

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