Principles of Drug Addiction Treatment from NIDA

By Alden Hori, PhD
Target Audience: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Delivery Method: Online, Self-Paced
Credits: 3 CE Credit Hours


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Dr. Hori earned a PhD in psychology from the University of California at Riverside. He was an Associate-In Professor and Research Assistant at the University of California at Riverside, where he supervised the completion of over 50 research projects in psychology. He is credited with three publications in peer-reviewed journals.

Content By: This course was developed by National Institute on Drug Abuse through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The following individuals reviewed this publication: Martin W. Alder, Ph.D., Kathleen Brady, M.D., Ph.D., Greg Brigham, Ph.D., Richard Clayton, Ph.D., Linda B. Cottler, Ph.D., David P. Friedman, Ph.D., Reese T. Jones, M.D., Nancy K. Mello, Ph.D., William R. Miller, Ph.D., Charles P. O’Brien, M.D., Ph.D., Jeffrey Selzer, M.D., Eric J. Simon, Ph.D., Jose Szapocznik, Ph.D., and George Woody, M.D. The content in this report was last updated in 2012.

Course Description:

This publication of the National Institute on Drug Abuse’s Principles of Drug Addiction Treatment is intended to address addiction in a wide variety of drugs, including nicotine, alcohol, and illicit and prescription drugs. It is designed to serve as a resource for health care providers, family members, and other stakeholders trying to address the myriad problems faced by patients in need of treatment for drug abuse or addiction.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Delineate the frequently asked questions about drug addiction and the research that has addressed these questions.
  2. Gain knowledge of the research regarding the effectiveness of various treatment modalities.
  3. Gain knowledge of the research regarding evidence-based approaches to drug addiction treatment.

Course Format:

Course materials can be downloaded or read online. To receive a certificate of completion, you must complete a multiple-choice post-test with a score of 75% or better and complete a course evaluation. 


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