• Addiction 101: Fundamentals of Addiction
2021 Behavioral Health Workforce Development Series Ends September 30, 2021 | 11:59 p.m.


Addiction 101: Fundamentals of Addiction

Developed January 2020

Deadline for completion is September 30

4 CE Credits

This training is approved for CE for social workers, counselors, and marriage and family therapists in the state of Ohio. This training is approved for chemical dependency counselors in domain C1 and prevention professionals in domain P2.

Level of Course | 100 Beginner

Addiction is a disease that knows no boundaries. This free 4-hour, self-paced course will build a comprehensive understanding of addiction, explore diagnosis of substance abuse and the criteria for assessment and levels of treatment.


  1. Explain the definition of addiction in accordance with the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM).
  2. Understand the diagnosis of substance use disorders.
  3. Define the basic terminology used to describe the core features of addiction treatment.

This course is constructed as reading-based and noninteractive.

Developed by Gretchen Clark Hammond, PhD, MSW, LSW, LCDCIII, TTS

Gretchen has worked in human services and addiction treatment since 1999, specializing in quality addiction treatment services, counseling skills and resource procurement.

Evaluations will be immediately downloadable and must be completed to receive CE credits. Certificates will be available to download once the once the evaluation is received.

We strive to host inclusive, accessible events that enable all individuals, including individuals with disabilities, to engage fully. Please contact us at cswce@osu.edu should you need further assistance.

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Generously funded by the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services.

The Ohio State University, College of Social Work is an approved provider for the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist (CSWMFT) Board. Provider Number: RCST111747

The Ohio State University College of Social Work is an approved provider for The Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board. Provider Number: 50-24068