CIT 8: Substance Use Disorders (POST # 09053-0541)

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This module focuses on Substance Use Disorders (SUD). Our goals are to increase awareness, knowledge, and response for dealing with people with substance use and mental health issues, as well as to familiarize the learners with variant classes of drug someone with a substance use disorder may use. We will explore the brain and learn about its reward system, and how it interacts with drug use. Finally, learners will be given de-escalation strategies.

The Minnesota Sheriffs’ Association is a continuing education sponsor as approved by the Board of Peace Officer Standards and Training. This course, CIT Module 8:  Substance Use Disorders 09053-0541 has been approved by the POST Board for continuing education credit. Peace officers who successfully complete this course will receive one (1) hour of continuing education.

This course is approved for one (1) hour under the mandated category of Crisis Intervention and Mental Illness Crises.  It covers learning objectives 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7.