Substance Abuse and Nutrition
Suggested CDR Learning Codes: 5000, 5350; Level 2
Suggested CDR Performance Indicators: 8.1.5, 8.2.1, 8.3.6
This continuing education course reviews the effects of substance abuse as they relate to nutrition and health, and addresses the role RDs play during treatment to correct nutrition-related deficiencies, address resulting health disparities, and improve the lives of addicts by providing tools for lasting recovery.
Course content appeared as the CPE Monthly in the December 2014 issue of Today’s Dietitian.
After completing this continuing education course, nutrition professionals should be better able to:
- Identify and evaluate conditions and deficiencies of concern as a result of substance abuse.
- Provide appropriate diet and activity recommendations for those seeking recovery.
- Educate clients on the importance of nutrition in preventing relapse.
Alyssa Salz, MS, RD, LD is a behavioral health dietitian in St. Louis and a freelance food and nutrition writer.
The author has no relevant disclosures to report regarding this program. She has certified that no conflict of interest exists for this program. View our disclosure policy.
- 2.00 CDR