CDS 272: Addiction Treatment and Placement

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Meets Degree Requirements For
Restricted Elective

Course covers diagnosis, placement and treatment of substance use disorders. Topics include screening and assessment, use of ASAM placement criteria, treatment planning, documentation and overview of federal and state laws governing the patient in substance use disorder treatment.

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Course Learning Outcomes

Core Topics


  1. Understand the role of ASAM in the treatment process.
  2. Acquire skills to accurately diagnose and place patient in appropriate level of care for treatment.
  3. Develop appropriate and timely treatment plans with all the required elements.
  4. Demonstrate skills in eliciting necessary information for accurate clinical diagnosis and treatment recommendations.