This course is an overview of substance use disorders for healthcare providers who treat military service members and Veterans. Narrated by independent clinical psychologist Dr. Ted Bonar, the course illuminates unique, specific factors that influence the development and experience of the use of substances in the military culture. Dr. Bonar reviews the symptoms of substance use disorder, with emphasis on presentation in Veterans. He focuses on the use of opioids specifically, as well as clinical review of risk factors for overdose, steps in prevention and the use of naloxone. Finally, the course reviews evidence-based treatment for substance use disorder in Veterans and first steps for clinicians in making recommendations for their Veteran patients.
This course is geared towards healthcare providers who treat military service members and Veterans who may be suffering from a substance use disorder. Narrated by independent clinical psychologist Dr. Ted Bonar, the course discusses factors that influence substance use development, symptoms of substance use disorder, and evidence-based treatments.