Substance use disorders (SUDs/Addiction) (alcohol and other drug misuse) account for 5.4% of the world annual disease burden. While tobacco and alcohol have been the major legal substances of abuse in India, there has been a rapid and substantial increase in the use of marijuana, newer drugs of abuse (methamphetamine, LSD) and pharmaceuticals.
Adolescents are experimenting with drugs much earlier, placing them at a higher risk for addiction and related harm. Substance use has a substantial impact on not only on the user’s physical and mental health, but also has devastating consequences for the family and society at large. The growing problem of addictions (alcohol, drugs and behavioral health issues like gambling and internet addiction) on the one hand and lack of trained service providers on the other hand, led to a huge “treatment gap”. There is an urgent need to bridge this treatment gap in this specialized area of public health importance.
1. Demonstrate knowledge about the fundamentals of Addiction and its features.
2. Identify, screen and provide first level intervention for Substance Use Disorders.
3. Recognize the stage of motivation and enhance motivation to the next stage accordingly.
4. Design an Integrated (Pharmacological and Psychosocial) management plan.
50hrs (36 hrs live sessions by video conference at VKN ECHO + 14 hours self paced e-learning at elearn.vknnimhans.in)
This Certificate course has been reviewed and approved by NIMHANS Digital Academy Board of Studies in 2019.