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SAMHSA Launches E-Learning Courses


The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's (SAMHSA's) Knowledge Application Program (KAP) is pleased to announce its first online e-learning course, Acamprosate: A New Medication for Alcohol Use Disorders.

The self-paced course provides information about the use, side effects, and contraindications of acamprosate; information to discuss with clients; and a comparison of medications for alcohol use disorders. On completion of the course, users will know how to include acamprosate in a treatment plan for appropriate clients.

The course is based on the acamprosate Substance Abuse Treatment Advisory published in fall 2005. Users who successfully complete the course will receive one NAADAC-approved continuing education unit (CEU) at no cost and can print out their CEU certificate.

The course is self-paced so that users can log out of the course and return at a later time to continue where they left off. If unsuccessful, users can take the course again.

Other e-learning courses in development include:

  • Prescription Medications: Misuse, Abuse, Dependence, and Addiction
  • Organizational Development: Marketing for Referral Development
  • Organizational Development: Finance
  • Organizational Development: Governance
  • Anger Management

To access the “Acamprosate: A New Medication for Alcohol Use Disorders” e-learning course, go to

4 Responses to this article

  1. Avatar of Robert
    Robert / April 24, 2014 at 8:41 am

    I too have tried to access the e-learning site using the confirmed user name and password. What is a number I can call at SAMHSA to resolve this.

  2. Avatar of Jackie
    Jackie / April 22, 2014 at 10:40 am

    I am very interested in this, however, I cannot access it. The ‘login’ fails every time.
    Assistance please?
    Thank you,
    J. A. Torrance

  3. Avatar of Joseph D'Angelo
    Joseph D'Angelo / December 31, 2013 at 5:58 pm

    Are there any more current listings for
    e-learning since last year?

  4. Candice Besson / April 22, 2014 at 11:13 am

    Please contact SAMSHA to find out how you can access their e-learning courses. Thank you.

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