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Goals and Learning Outcomes

Rates of tobacco, alcohol, and illicit drug use remain an issue for the U.S. population. The long-term health effects of such use, especially in women, can be detrimental if not addressed. Healthcare providers are best qualified to assess, treat, and refer women with known risk factors for substance abuse or substance use disorder (SUD).

After taking this course, you should be able to:

  • Define the disorders associated with substance abuse in women
  • Describe the developmental stages of substance abuse in women
  • Identify three consequences of substance abuse in women
  • Define the associated disorders and developmental stages of substance use disorder in women.
  • Identify three consequences of substance use disorder in women.

Course Termination Date: Not yet determined

Content Expiration Date: 10/31/24

Course Originally Released On: 11/01/21

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Accreditation Information


In support of improving patient care, Relias LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP#13791

Disclaimer: Not all courses will provide California Board of Registered Nursing approval. Per California Assembly Bill No. 241, continuing education courses related to direct patient care shall address at least one or a combination of the following:(1) Examples of how implicit bias affects perceptions and treatment decisions of licensees, leading to disparities in health outcomes; or (2) Strategies to address how unintended biases in decision-making may contribute to health care disparities by shaping behavior and producing differences in medical treatment along lines of race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, socioeconomic status, or other characteristics.



Relias LLC reports to CEBroker for the following boards (Provider # 50-1489): Arkansas State Board Of Nursing, District Of Columbia Board Of Nursing, Florida Board Of Nursing, Georgia Board Of Nursing, New Mexico Board Of Nursing, South Carolina Board Of Nursing and  West Virginia Board Of Examiners For Registered Professional Nurses


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None of the planners/faculty, unless otherwise noted, for this educational activity have relevant financial relationship(s) to disclose with ineligible companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.