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CRIT Module 5

Substance Use Disorders


This module will introduce participants to substance use disorders and their signs and symptoms and discuss effective approaches for intervening with those under the influence of substances.


This module should be taught by a substance use treatment expert with a law enforcement co-instructor from your community. It is also helpful to include a co-trainer with lived experience with substance use.

Time 80 minutes

Learning Objectives

Upon completing this module, participants should be able to: ​

  1. Define substance use disorders;

  2. Describe behaviors associated with these disorders;

  3. Discuss the extent that individuals with mental health conditions and developmental disabilities also have substance use disorders; and

  4. Discuss effective approaches to intervening with individuals under the influence of substances.


Trainer’s Guide

5. Substance Use Disorders
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PowerPoint Presentation

5. Substance Use Disorders
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